Punto de Vista-Lab

Punto de Vista Labs is a place for exchanging knowledge and collective creation. It started out at last year's Festival and is back this year with various training and creative laboratories that will be working on different themes connected with avant-garde film. In the 2019 programme Punto de Vista Labs will feature film-makers Rick Prelinger and Luke Fowler, and host the travelling project Museum of Clouds from the Tate Modern in London.


Luke Fowler

Luke Fowler (Glasgow, 1978) is an artist, filmmaker and musician based in Glasgow. He studied printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. His work explores the limits and conventions of biographical and documentary filmmaking, and has often been compared to the British Free Cinema of the 1950s. Working with archival footage, photography and sound, Fowler's filmic montages create portraits of intriguing, counter cultural figures. Fowler was awarded the inaugural Derek Jarman Award in 2008 and he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012.

Luke Fowler

Museum of Clouds

In October 2018, the Museum of Clouds project brought together a group of artists and curators from all over the world at the Tate Modern in London to explore the films, the contexts and the figures that connect a varied group of artists and film-makers who have been working over the last decade. The series of talks and screenings included work by Gabriel Abrantes, Basma Alsharif, Alexander Carver, Benjamin Crotty, Mati Diop, Beatrice Gibson, Shambhavi Kaul, Laida Lertxundi, Matías Piñeiro, Ben Rivers, Ben Russell, Daniel Schmidt, Ana Vaz and Phillip Warnell and was curated by Andrea Lissoni, Carly Whitefield and Raoul Klooker, with the cooperation of Garbiñe Ortega. The guest curators this time were Mark Peranson, Andréa Picard, Aily Nash, Natxo Checa, Garbiñe Ortega and María Palacios Cruz.

Museum of Clouds was always seen as a work in progress, porous and flexible; a travelling imaginary space to help us think about the landscape mapped out in recent years in a certain kind of film. This time, Museum of Clouds goes to Punto de Vista to deal with the work and curating practice of the people who shape this landscape, making film from programming.

This version of the project will involve several meetings between curators and public presentations to share and reflect together about matters concerning the differences in ways of working between art and film institutions and festivals, about how we built our audiences and how we guide them through our programming, how a community coalesces around a programme and also about creative, conceptual and semantic questions when it comes to approaching a series.

This time we will be honoured to welcome three great professionals in the field: Dennis Lim, director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York; Eva Sangiorgi, director of the Viennale (Vienna International Film Festival) and Edwin Carels, programmer for the international film festival Rotterdam.

Curated by Garbiñe Ortega and Tate Film (Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator International Art / Carly Whitefield, Assitant Curator, Film).

Museum of Clouds

Rick Prelinger

Rick Prelinger (Washington, 1953) is an archivist, filmmaker and professor at the University of California. Since the 1980s he has worked as a film archivist and in 2000 reached agreement with Internet Archive to make 2,100 films accessible in the Web, and this number has not stopped growing. He is the author of the films Panorama Ephemera (2004), No More Road Trips? (2013) and All-Is-Well (2016) and has created several film programs or “historical interventions” called Lost Landscapes of San Francisco and Lost Landscapes of Detroit. Together with Megan Prelinger, he is the co-founder of Prelinger Library, a research library in the centre of San Francisco that is open to the public.

Rick Prelinger
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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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