DOKBIZIA will feature artists from different disciplines, such as dance, music, cinema and poetry.
DOKBIZIA brings to Punto de Vista ways of thinking about reality from the point of view of art, performance, drama and poetry, with the presence of artists, filmmakers and theorists such as Lois Patiño, C.W. Winter, María Salgado, Fermín Jiménez Landa, Vera Mantero, Oier Etxeberria, María Salgado, Xabier Erkizia and Sam Green.
DOKBIZIA came into being in 2018 as an interdisciplinary encounter that aims to stimulate an interchange between languages and artists who work around reality. This programme, which examines the documentary genre both on and off the screen, proposes an itinerary in different formats: screenings, performance conferences, staged pieces and performances.
In this edition of the festival, cinema can be enjoyed in all its forms, ranging from a soundtrack from the film The Works and Days directed by C.W. Winter and Anders Edström, to a tour between two sculptures by Jorge Oteiza guided by Fermín Jiménez Landa and a performance by María Salgado created from the reading of a poem, among others.
The activities organised for DOKBIZIA are set to take place in Baluarte, the Gayarre Theatre, the Planetarium of Pamplona and a tour between Ciudadela of Pamplona and the Oteiza Museum in Alzuza.
FULL DOKBIZIA PROGRAMME
Luces recorren mi garganta. Lois Patiño y Xabier Erkizia
“The sun soared up and exploded behind his eyelids” Mishima.
Lois Patiño and Xabier Erkizia are currently working together on various projects that explore the expressive possibilities of sound and image beyond the conventions of cinema. The chance to explore the space of the planetarium stands as the perfect opportunity to cross these limits. During the session, we will be able to witness different trials that they are conducting for two projects: Samsara, which works around the idea of the Buddhist cycle of death and rebirth; and El sembrador de estrellas, which proposes a contemplative experience of the city of Tokyo at night.
Lois Patiño is a well-known filmmaker from Galicia in Spain, his works and video installations have been exhibited at international art centres while his films have been screened at film festivals such as Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, New York, BAFICI and Oberhausen, among others.
The musician, producer and sound artist Xabier Erkizia is primarily focussed on the investigation and interest in any form of communication or creation involving listening and sound. He has worked together (in a studio and live) with other artists from different disciplines such as Mattin, Eddie Prevost, Ilios, Alan Courtis, and Iñigo Telletxea, among others.
A script for Laburu. Oier Etxeberria
An amateur writer, also called Oier Etxeberria, writes a film script for the post-Jesuit priest Padre Laburu. This film takes place in a future-past in which the Basilica of Loyola and a good part of the world have been subsumed by the Adder of Wills, an artefact that Laburu designed for El Pedigree, his friend, Ricardo Baroja’s science fiction theatre play. Without revealing the plot or the end of the film, this presentation will give viewers a better understanding of this optical machine known for its capacity to project anthropological models (living beings) and not mere representations.
Artist and musician, his recent exhibitions include Visita y anatomía de la cabeza del Padre Laburu (San Telmo. San Sebastian) or Ambras (LLS Paleis. Amberes). Oier Etxeberria was a member of the music group Akauzazte, and the AmatauTV project. He managed exhibitions in the Cristina Enea Foundation where he curated exhibitions such as Las patatas y las cosas: Lurpeko istorioak or ¿Cuánta tierra necesita un hombre? As a musician, he has edited works such as C14 and Locuela (música celestial).
The Caldeirão Highlanders, exercises in fictional anthropology. Vera Mantero
The ballet dancer and choreographer, Vera Mantero, shows us this film that visually depicts the desertification of the sierra of Caldeirão, Portugal.
“This work, created for the Encontros do DeVIR Festival, was developed around the process of desertification/dehumanisation of the Caldeirão Mountain, in the interior of Algarve (south of Portugal). I filmed at the mountain and I also incorporated images of mine in the piece but I mostly used Michel Giacometti’s films, especially the recordings of work songs. With this “broad picture” of the Caldeirão highlanders I address in this piece all the different people that possess a knowledge that we have lost, a knowledge on the link between body and spirit, between ordinary life and art. A knowledge that we can (and should, for our own good) retrieve. My dance at the end, with my precious cork trunk, is my tribute to this knowledge.” —Vera Mantero.
Vera Mantero studied classical dance with Anna Mascolo and danced in the Gulbenkian Ballet between 1984 and 1989. She started choreographing in 1987 and, since 1991, has been presenting her solo and group work all over Europe, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, South Korea and the USA. Mantero participates regularly in international improvisation projects alongside improvisers and choreographers such as Lisa Nelson, Mark Tompkins, Meg Stuart and Steve Paxton. Since 2000 she has also been exploring vocal work, either singing the repertoire of different authors or co-creating experimental music projects. She regularly teaches composition and improvisation.
Salitre. María Salgado
“Beyond the reading styles contained within each period and the texts that are read within them; and beyond the scores that poems constitute for reading aloud and silently, what is the difference between reading a poem and reading a poem not? I have always thought that the differences (pauses, tones) were highly fragile and that all the calibrations that poetry transmits between the spoken word and the recited, and later between the recited and the spoken word, are also poetry. With this piece I want to make performing poetry reading simpler to showcase the poems in Salitre, a book written in the dream-storytelling language”— María Salgado.
María Salgado (Madrid, 1984) is a poet who works with language as a material for texts, audiotexts and actions. She has published five poetry books (including, Ready, Hacía un ruido. Frases para un film político and Salitre). Since 2012 she has worked in exploring the sound on stage with the composer Fran MM Cabeza de Vaca. She has worked as an independent researcher, writer and teacher for museums and cultural centres. She is part of the Euraca Seminar research group, a reading, writing and collective thinking device, and she edits the L/E/N/G/U/A/J/E/o journal.
VACACIONES. Fermín Jiménez Landa
For DOKBIZIA, Fermín Jiménez Landa has prepared a tour of the city of Pamplona and surrounding area.
“Very early, we will follow a route lasting various hours, covering the spaces generated between the Retrato de un gudari llamado Odiseo, in the Ciudadela, to the Alzuza Fountain by the sculptor, Jorge Oteiza. A kind of collective action that forms part of the El final de un vacío es el principio de otro project, created for the Oteiza Museum. I propose the Oteiza vacuity as a work matter, but not that generated between the elements of a sculptor, but rather between two of his sculptures. This takes me to poetically active spaces of fifty centimetres in length, but also to imaginary sculptures of seven thousand kilometres. It is a kind of start of delirious work that takes me to connect the void with elements that are more akin to my work, such as walking, cartography, provoking situations and the narrative, thinking at the shared root of the vacuity with terms such as vague, vacations and vagabond”. — Fermín Jiménez Landa
El final de un vacío es el principio de otro, made for the Oteiza Museum, is part of the Hazitegia programme, developed alongside the Huarte Contemporary Arts Centre, with the collaboration of InnovaCultural, the Caja Navarra Foundation and La Caixa Foundation.
The Works and Days: The Black Sections. C.W. Winter
On this occasion, there will be a listening session in the Planetarium of a soundtrack that is part of the forthcoming LP by The Works and Days: The Black Sections, which is from the film The Works and Days (by Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin). The film is the second feature of C.W. Winter and Anders Edström—an eight-hour geographic fiction shot over a period of fourteen months in a mountain village in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The album is a re-edited sound collage from the film’s production material featuring musical excerpts from Tim Berne & Bill Frisell, Tony Conrad, Graham Lambkin, Mary Jane Leach, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, Folke Rabe, Éliane Radigue, and Akio Suzuki.
C.W. Winter was born in Newport Beach, California. In 2020, he completed his DPhil in Art Practice & Theory at the University of Oxford. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts where he studied closely under Thom Andersen, James Benning, and Allan Sekula. He has directed two feature films with Anders Edström: The Works and Days and The Anchorage. His writing has appeared in Cinema Scope, Moving Image Source, Purple, and Too Much. He currently teaches in the Department of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. He lives in Oxford, United Kingdom.
7 Sound. Sam Green.
Filmmaker Sam Green and musician JD Samson ask you to step away from your computer and focus on the experience of listening in the present moment. 7 Sounds is an immersive, live-streamed audio-video work that explores the universal influence of sound. The piece weaves seven specific audio recordings into a meditation on the power of sound to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly shape our perception—opening new ways to hear our everyday world.
Sam Green is a New York–based documentary filmmaker. Green's most recent live documentaries include A Thousand Thoughts (2018, with the Kronos Quartet), The Measure of All Things (2014), The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (2012, with Yo La Tengo), and Utopia in Four Movements (2010). Green's feature-length film The Weather Underground premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for an Academy Award, and has screened widely around the world.
JD Samson is the leader of the band MEN and one third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, Le Tigre. For over a decade, JD—an artist, musician, producer and DJ—has toured the world, produced songs for Grammy winning artists, written for sites like HuffPost and Talkhouse, created multimedia art, hosted documentary programs, acted, modeled, and directly supported a range of progressive causes. JD is an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.