Both sections continue with the philosophy of expanding the festival's activities to more audiences in the city, including children, families and adults.
This year once again, the Punto de Vista educational programme aims to open up a space for dialogue and exchange with different audiences to foster audiovisual awareness and appreciation. This year's edition will concentrate on the importance of sound and will include different workshops, sessions and screenings at several festival venues. The workshops are to be run in collaboration with the Civivox network, which this year once more will be working together with the festival, adapting its activities to the current health situation. The workshop on "Music for Film" run by Paula Olaz and the "Foley Workshop" with Nerea Ganzarain and Estibaliz Urresola will be offering a range of activities for children between 7 and 12 years old. The sessions run by Xabier Erkizia and Ramón Andrés, on the other hand, will be a place for reflection for a more adult audience. Finally, the screenings for younger audiences at the Pamplona Planetarium and Baluarte will once again be an unmissable date for the smallest members of the household and their families.
Also, the festival now presents “Nature Represents Itself”, a workshop organised by CACH, the Huarte contemporary arts centre, as part of the study programme of the Master's Degree in Artistic Practice and Cultural Studies. It will be led by the artist Susan Schuppli, as part of the Punto de Vista Labs section.
PUNTO DE VISTA 2021 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME
1.1. Music for Film workshop
Paula Olaz, a composer of soundtracks, runs this workshop aimed at children aged between 7 and 12 accompanied by an adult, which will reveal the world of composing music for cartoon films in a fun, educational way. Olaz will explain to participants the creative process of composing music for film. This workshop aims to be practical, so there will be live musical creation following the composing process for cartoon film. Paula Olaz is a Navarrese composer and researcher into the world of sound, who since 2017 has been recording and directing her work Child of the Universe at London's prestigious Air Studios for the European Space Agency (ESA). She has worked on major award-winning films like Handia (Goya for best soundtrack), La Trinchera Infinita and Malpaso (Oscar nominee for 2021).
Practical information. Saturday 27th February at Civivox Condestable. Two sessions: from 10.00 to 11.30am and from 12.00 to 1.30pm. Each session has room for 6 pairs (child accompanied by an adult). Aimed at children from 7 to 12 years old. Enrolments though Civivox network.
1.2. Foley Workshop
The workshop offers a total experience of listening to awaken our sense of hearing. Participants will learn to stimulate their narrative ability without using images but exploiting sound resources. Everyday sound effects, also known as Foley effects, are the sounds created after shooting a film to complement the sound captured in the recordings of the scenes. Creating these sounds has become an art. It is a question of investigating the architecture of sound and using items we have to hand to recreate the sound of rain, an ocean wave or the wind rattling the window. In 2018, after years working in the film world, Nerea Ganzarain and Estibaliz Urresola set up the Pixelatu collective, in which audiovisual and cinematographic creativity is seen as a useful tool to encourage dialogue, public participation and social change.
Practical information. Saturday 6th March at Civivox Mendillorri. Two sessions: from 11.30am to 1.30pm for children aged 7 to 9 and from 5.30 to 7.30pm for children aged 10 to 12. In both sessions there is room for 5 pairs (child accompanied by an adult). Enrolments though Civivox network.
2. A SESSION WITH...
The Punto de Vista Educational programme is to include two sessions with Xabier Erkizia and Ramón Andrés, to take place on Tuesday 16th March.
2.1. Las no-ficciones del oído (The non-fictions of hearing). Xabier Erkizia.
At 11.00 in the morning, musician, producer and sound artist Xabier Erkizia will give an interesting talk on the background noise in the rooms where film scenes take place, entitled “Las no-ficciones del oído” (The non-fictions of hearing).
Roomtone is the name given to the silent recordings made by sound recordings on the locations where films are shot, especially when this happens indoors. Nothing appears to happen in these recordings. There are no actors, no voices and no actions. The air in the place is recorded. An air that is necessary for the sound fiction to be constructed at the editing stage to appear realistic. It is the breath of fiction. The silent noise of film. The whisper that serves to understand all the odds and ends, and gems, hidden behind the most insignificant noises in our cinematographic memory.
The primary feature of Erkizia's work is his research and curiosity about any form of communication or creativity that involves listening and sound. He has worked (in the studio and live) with artists in different fields including Mattin, Eddie Prevost, Ilios, Alan Courtis and Iñigo Telletxea, among others.
2.2. Ramón Andrés and Xabier Erkizia in conversation
At 6.00pm, poet and thinker from Navarra Ramón Andrés and artist and musician Xabier Erkizia will come together in this session where they will discuss the inter-disciplinary nature of creative work, each from the point of view of their own artistic world.
Ramón Andrés is an essayist, poet and thinker from Pamplona who began his career in the music world as a singer, concentrating on the mediaeval and renaissance repertoire with early instruments. He has written several books about music, including El mundo en el oído (The World in Hearing), El nacimiento de la música en la cultura (The Birth of Music in culture, 2008/2014) and his Diccionario de música, mitología, magia y religión (Dictionary of Music, Mythology, Magic and Religion, selected by El País newspaper as the best essay of 2012/2014). In 2015, he won the Prince of Viana international arts prize for his intellectual and literary career.
3. SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN
The Punto de Vista educational programme also includes, as it does every year, a series of film screenings aimed at younger audiences. This year's selection of shorts shows that a different type of cinema to enjoy with the family is possible.
Practical information. Screening at the Pamplona Planetarium on Saturday 13th March in the morning and at Baluarte on the afternoon of Saturday 20th march. Tickets will soon be on sale at www.pamplonetario.org and at www.puntodevistafestival.com.
ENROLMENTS OPEN FOR THE ‘NATURE REPRESENTS ITSELF’ WORKSHOP AT THE HUARTE CENTRE
In its 15th year the festival, together with CACH, the Huarte contemporary arts centre, is to run the workshop “Nature Represents Itself”, led by the artist and researcher Susan Schuppli. It will take place on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th February at CACH, and enrolments will open on 19th January on the website www.centrohuarte.es.
The paleoclimatologist Andrew Bush used the analogy that "Ice cores are like a tape recorder of climatic history and that history is disappearing worldwide." In this workshop, Schuppli sets out to go beyond the analogy and explore how legal representation has been extended to different non-human actors. The workshop takes as an example the constitution of Ecuador, unique in the world in recognising the rights of nature and the sea (Pachamama). This is how nature, in the form of the sea, was able to represent itself in a claim against BP (British Petroleum) for allowing the oil spill in 2010 following the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig.
Susan Schuppli, an artist and researcher based in the United Kingdom, uses her work to examine material evidence ranging from war and armed conflicts to environmental catastrophes and climate change. Schuppli is director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths and president of the advisory committee to the Forensic Architecture research group.
Practical information: Thursday 18th and Friday 19th February at CACH, the Huarte contemporary arts centre, from 10.00am to 2.00pm and from 3.30 to 7.30pm. There are between 12 and 15 places available and it will be run in English. Enrolments from 19th January on the CACH website (www.centrohuarte.es).