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San Simón 62
Irati Gorostidi, Mirari Echávarri
Spain, 2022, DCP, colour, Basque-Spanish
In the 80s a monastery in Lizaso (Navarra) housed the eccentric Arco Iris (Rainbow) community. The building's anodyne walls were decorated with enormous floral motifs and its halls hosted large gatherings to experiment with new age-style cathartic practices. Today the building is home to a closed community of monks and that episode has left almost no traces. The authors of San Simón 62 go there following the testimony of their mothers who, trying to cast off the after-effects of the Franco dictatorship and deal with the personal and political challenges of this new period in Spanish history, spent time in the Arco Iris community.
Image, sound, production: Irati Goristidi, Mirari Echávarri
Mirari Echávarri: San Simón 62 (2022), Cuerpos #1 Santa Águeda (2017)
Irati Goristidi: San Simón 62 (2022), Unicornio (2021), OT-IL (2020), Euritan (2017), Pasaia Bitartean (2016)