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Even Silence Is Cause of Storm

— A film performance by Luis Macías / Adriana Vila + Alfredo Costa Monteiro

Saturday 28 May 2016, 8:30 pm — 4:55 am

Luis Macías and Adriana Vila, "Incluso el silencio es causa de tormenta", 2016

The Sala Hiroshima hosts the premiere of the new piece of Expanded Cinema by Luis Macías and Adriana Vila, in collaboration with the experimental musician Alfredo Costa Monteiro. After three years of international tours, working together on the piece "3QUIN0X", this trio meets again for the creation of a new perceptive, sound and film experience.

Incluso el silencio es causa de tormenta (Even Silence Is Cause of Storm) is a film performance by Luis Macías and Adriana Vila, with electro-acoustic sound by Alfredo Costa Monteiro. The performance consist of a display of analog projection devices with 35mm slides, 16mm film shot and manipulated with photochemical processes, optical printing and hand made processing, combined with field recordings and electro-acoustic devices in a single performance of visual and sound experimentation. An exorbitant perceptual experience, hypnotic, violent and subtle.

“The storm exhales through us and the bare branches, each and every one, so that we can borrow its pure and permanent virtue. We wonder if the cities have heard the simplicity of its story, despite its loneliness. However, they have not been purged in the flow ot the night stream. Now they crawl away. Perishable, late and far the earth does not argue. It has no arguments. In discord, hopefully, we discovere the news of its streets and avenues, as refugees in the trap vacuum. The day drips in the south of this single roof, reveals a human presence at the edge of the door. For now, they say, the storm has passed. But we do not believe it.”

Luis Macias: 2 slide projectors + variable shutter. www.luismacias.es
Adriana Vila: 2 modified 16mm projectors. www.adrianavilaguevara.com
Alfredo Costa Monteiro: electro-acoustic devices. www.costamomteiro.net 

Their performances and pieces have been seen at festivals and art centers in Barcelona (Loop Festival, Europes, Primavera Sound, Sonar, Mostra de Super 8), A Coruña (S8), Bilbao (MEM), Argentina (Biennial of the Moving Image ), Cuba (Video Art Festival of Camagüey), Salvador (Museum of Modern Art), Caracas (Cinemateque, Fine Arts Museum), Quito (Ochoymedio Cinema), New York (Millenium, Microscope Gallery), Los Angeles (Echo Park film Center), San Francisco (ATA Site. Crossroads film Festival, Cinematheque SF), Grenoble (Le 102), Lyon ( Le Periscope), Lausanne (Oblo Cinema), Geneva (Cave 12), Basel (Oslo10 ).