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Núria Font: Cosmogonia del moviment

17 November — 20 January 2018

Photo by Jordi Bover

A monographic exhibition of the artist who works with a concept that mixes video and dance.

Núria Font: cosmogonia del moviment [“Núria Font: Cosmogony of Movement”] is a tribute to the pioneer of video dance in Spain, Núria Font, who played a decisive role in the dissolution of the borders between visual arts, technology and dance. Her multiple interests and concerns were reflected both in her creative works and in her efforts in education and production (of festivals, programmes or shows). Núria Font was one of the great professionals of this country, someone who altruistically and generously facilitated lasting meetings and collaborations, as well as personal ties that continue to be a way to get closer to the history of dance and video art.
In the 1980s, she began her career in Barcelona, joining the Community Video Service. Before entering the world of dance, she directed documentaries for TV3, TVE and Barcelona TV.
Together with the choreographer Àngels Margarit, she created pieces such as Subur 305, Geographic Ritual and Estances, among others. With Cesc Gelabert, she collaborated in the installation Akeronte and with the dance company Mal Pelo she did not only do some works, but a documentary about the group. Between 1984 and 2003, she was in charge of the direction of the Videodance Show, which she made compatible with the introduction of various video dance programs to museums and art centres. For eight years, Font was responsible for the Espai Vídeo at the Arts Santa Mònica centre and for the electronic arts and video creation biennials between 1998 and 2002. Since 2003 she has directed the VAD, an international festival for video and digital arts in Girona.
A contributor to the CaixaForum Media Library for video dance programmes, Font was also responsible for the activities of NU2’s, an association that organised the show Territoris dansa for the TV channel Canal 33 and the research laboratories of Mal Pelo, with which she collaborated closely through her centre L’Animal a l’esquena.