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Carles Congost is the new recipient of the Video Production Prize

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Wonders
Carles Congost
26.05 – 17.07

Arts Santa Mònica
La Rambla, 7 – 93 567 11 10 – www.artssantamonica.gencat.cat

Inauguració LOOP 2016: Dijous/ Thursday, 26.05 – 19.30 h

2a EDICIÓ DEL PREMI DE VIDEOCREACIÓ
Xarxa de Centres d’Arts Visuals de Catalunya, Arts Santa Mònica i LOOP Barcelona
LOOP Festival 2016 opens its programme with the premiere of the video Wonders by Carles Congost (Olot, 1970), winner of the second edition of the Video Production Prize promoted by the Xarxa de Centres d’Arts Visuals de Catalunya, Arts Santa Mònica and LOOP Barcelona.

Wonders is a video proposal that uses resources close to musical biopic’s and performance to analyse the role of the “one-hit wonder,” probably one of the most symptomatic of the neoliberal paradigm that has permeated each of the areas of the global world during the last three decades. The expression “one-hit wonder” is used, in the record industry, to name those who have fleetingly achieved massive recognition thanks to one successful single.

Dennis Seaton and Michael Grant were members of Musical Youth, an English reggae group formed by five colour children. In the early eighties, the band achieved a strong global impact thanks to their first album The Youth of Today, and especially the single Pass the Dutchie which sold five million copies worldwide and competed for a Grammy in 1983. The texts of the script are conceived to be read, recited, and sung by both musicians and depart from a specific task assigned to essayist Eloy Fernández Porta who makes a reflective and poetic contribution to this phenomenon.

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