In collaboration with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, we will host the world premiere of Aquí no hay nada que comprender, a documentary about the work of Elena Asins (1940-2015), an artist from Madrid who lived for a long time in Azpirotz (Navarra). We will also screen Líneas y puntos (2010), one of the numerous videos that Asins
made with her collaborator, the composer Gorka Alda. The piece has been chosen by Gorka himself for the occasion.
Líneas y puntos
Elena Asins, Gorka Alda
Spain, 2010, 5 min, DCP, B&W, no dialogue
In her later work, Elena Asins experimented intensely in the medium of video alongside the composer Gorka Alda. It was a way of giving a new, temporal development to her long-standing investigations into geometry. Líneas y puntos is one of the twenty-two videos which remain from the collaboration between Alda and Asins, one of the artist’s lesser known and least studied bodies of work. It has been chosen by the composer to open this session.
Aquí no hay nada que comprender. Un documental sobre Elena Asins
Javi Álvarez, Olga Sevillano
Spain, 2020, 62 min, DCP, colour, Spanish
An exploration of the uniqueness of Elena Asins’ work, which spans a wide range of formats and media, from concrete poetry, drawing and video to sculpture and installation. An ensemble story in which different voices try to answer many of the questions posed by a strict and demanding art.
Film presented in collaboration with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
Olga Sevillano is head of Digital Projects at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. She is in charge of coordinating, managing and developing the museum’s website and won a 2018 Webby award for the best cultural institution site.
Javi Álvarez is a musician and artist. He makes video, outreach and documentary pieces. He won a 2017 Ondas award for the podcast Catástrofe ultravioleta.