|2021 EDITION / PUNTO DE VISTA LABS / CONVERSACIONES|
Through relaxed conversations, we put into dialogue the practices and trajectories of two professionals. This format, which is part of the Punto de Vista Labs section, is intended as a relaxed meeting place in which to share reflections on film and other disciplines. This year Alexander Horwath and María Palacios, Nicole Brenez and Manuel Asín, and Pedro G. Romero and Idoia Zabaleta will be part of these conversations.
Conversation between Alexander Horwath and María Palacios (streaming)
Alexander Horwath is a curator and writer. Former director of the Viennale (1992-97) and the Filmmuseum Vienna (2002- 17), he is a board member of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and teaches film history at the Vienna Film Academy.
María Palacios Cruz is a film curator, writer and educator based in London. She is course leader for the Film Curating programme at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola and a programmer for the Punto de Vista and Courtisane festivals. Together with Erika Balsom, Beatrice Gibson and Ben Rivers, she programs The Machine That Kills Bad People, a bi-monthly film club at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. She has edited an anthology of writings by British artist Lis Rhodes (2019) and is the co-editor (with Garbiñe Ortega) of a publication on the work of Ute Aurand, Helga Fanderl, Jeannette Muñoz and Renate Sami (2020).
Conversation between Nicole Brenez and Manuel Asín
Nicole Brenez is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, Director of the Analysis & Culture Department at the Fémis since 2017, and curator of the Cinémathèque française's avant-garde film series since 1996. She worked with Chantal Akerman (Almayer’s Folly, 2011) and is currently working with Jean-Luc Godard (2015-present) and Jacques Kebadian (2016-present).
Manuel Asín is the Film Department coordinator at the Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid. He edited and wrote the introductions to two books on the cinema of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet: Escritos (2011) and Hacer la revolución es volver a colocar en su sitio cosas muy antiguas pero olvidadas (2016). He is on the teaching staff at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola and Master LAV.
Conversation between Pedro G. Romero and Idoia Zabaleta
Pedro G. Romero is a highly versatile artist who has worked intensively in many disciplines: as sculptor, painter, performer, dramatist, scriptwriter, critic of both art and literature, publisher, essayist and expert in flamenco. The central theme of his work is a reflection on, and investigation into, the concept of the image as a point of resistance to time, whether it be historical, biological, psychological time or as reflected in language.
Idoia Zabaleta is a choreographer, cultural manager, teacher and director of the company Moare Danza. In 2008 she created Azala, a space for artistic residencies that promotes research and the dissemination of stage creation.