LOOP Festival 2018


Strata by Ariadna Guiteras, 2018
12 - 22 November, 2018
Map of LOOP Festival locations


On moving image production and beyond

As the hectic progress in technology generates the illusion of hyper-connectivity, it simultaneously feeds the desire of quick-acting individuals to manipulate space and time. While new generations of multi-taskers grow up seemingly networked to each other, the mobile Web becomes the terrain where nimble relationships of ostensible proximity are consumed.

The users of always newer and easily accessible technologies become potential mass-producers that stuff the Internet with (apparently) non-restricted content, and they concurrently turn into unaware ‘makers’ of manifold versions of themselves. While these virtual replicas become estranged from the very body that owns them, they also generate a flow of online contributions that rapidly transform into accumulated waste.

In this context, digital platforms and social media provide the means for texts, images, spams, viruses to be created freely and endlessly copied, shared and downloaded, making it a hard job to detect authorship and filter among these chaotic mass of public domain.

This persistent obsession with hysteric production – that goes well beyond the Internet and its remote extensions as an intrinsic feature of late capitalism and neo-liberal ideologies – then poses important questions on the nature of the relationship between the producer and the product as either codependent, subaltern or mutually antagonistic.

Indeed, if the very etymology of the word production (from the Latin producere, ‘to bring forth’) implies an active “way of motion or functioning”, it is not always clear who is the agent that carries out the action and who is the recipient of it. In other words, in an era of frenzied economic, political, social and cultural change, not only we are empowered offline and online producers but also alienated products of such unstoppable acceleration.

In departing from these considerations, this year’s edition of LOOP will then look at production as an open-ended process of creation that simultaneously determines and affects the artists’ practice as well as the related modes of distribution and circulation in art.

Through a series of exhibitions, screenings, performances and workshops and a solid selection of panel discussions oriented at addressing the specificity of the moving image, the programme will ultimately propose a reading of production as a dynamic system where different disciplines mingle and interact, while looking critically at the accumulation of images and its effect on the construction of subjectivity and the self. Besides, the committed work of international production companies will also be put into value along with the exhibition of recently created artists videos representative of contemporary creation.

Everything connected by two essential underlying questions: “How do we produce?” and “How are we produced?”

Carolina Ciuti

Artistic Director


LOOP Festival activities

Biblioteca Guinardó – Mercè Rodoreda

Carrer de les Camèlies, 76-80, 08024 Barcelona


Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona

Cinemes Verdi

Carrer de Verdi, 32, 08012 Barcelona

Cinemes Girona

Carrer de Girona, 175, 08037 Barcelona

Museu Picasso

Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona

Museu d’Història de Catalunya

Palau de Mar, Plaça de Pau Vila, 3, 08003 Barcelona

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona

Cercle del Liceu

La Rambla, 65, 08002 Barcelona

Fundació Arranz Bravo

Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas i Joan, 42, 08901 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

Taller Pubilla Kasas TPK

Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas i Joan, 44, 08901 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

Centre d’Art Tecla Sala

Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas i Joan, 44, 08901 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Carrer d'Aragó, 255, 08007 Barcelona

Casa Elizalde

Carrer de València, 302, 08009 Barcelona

Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm

Carrer del Rosselló, 515, 08025 Barcelona

Casa Vicens

Carrer de les Carolines, 20, 08012 Barcelona

Centre d’Art Maristany

Carrer d'Àngel Guimerà, 2, 08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona

Casa Vicens

Carrer de les Carolines, 20, 08012

Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya

Plaça Nova, 5, 08002 Barcelona

Fabra i Coats

Carrer Sant Adrià, 20, 08030 Barcelona

Fundació Joan Miró

Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona

Espai Volart-Fundació Vila Casas

Carrer d'Ausiàs Marc, 22, 08010 Barcelona

Pavelló Mies van der Rohe

Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7, 08038 Barcelona

Escenari Joan Brossa

Carrer Flassaders, 40, 08003 Barcelona

Arts Santa Mònica

La Rambla, 7, 08002 Barcelona

Zumzeig Cine Cooperativa

Carrer de Béjar, 53, 08014 Barcelona

Museu d’Història de Barcelona

Plaça del Rei, s/n, 08002 Barcelona

Galería Senda (Mezzanina)

Carrer de Trafalgar, 36, 08010 Barcelona, España


Carrer de Trafalgar, 36, 08010 Barcelona, España

àngels barcelona

Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 27, 08001 Barcelona, España

Galería Carles Taché

Carrer de Mèxic, 19, 08004 Barcelona, España

Galería Senda

Carrer de Trafalgar, 32, 08010 Barcelona, España

L&B Gallery

Carrer d'Àlaba, 58, 08005 Barcelona, España

Projectes SD

Passatge de Mercader, 8, 08008 Barcelona, España


Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 627, 08015 Barcelona, España

Sala Parés

Carrer de Petritxol, 5, 08002 Barcelona, España

Reial Cercle Artístic

Carrer dels Arcs, 5, 08002 Barcelona