LOOP Studies is a think tank platform aimed at reflecting on the historical trajectory of and current trends in moving art practices. In gathering together international art professionals, LOOP Studies consists of a series of talks, professional meetings and workshops and constitutes a space for both shared discussion and professional encounters.
Professional meetings are a series of closed-door debates within the framework of LOOP Fair. They provide room to local and international art professionals with like-natured practices to exchange knowledge and debate common interests through a series of informal talk-based networking sessions.
NOTHING COMPARES – MeetingsPro LOOP Barcelona 2020, 17-20 November (Online).
Thirty years ago, Irish singer Sinéad O’connor made eternal the song Nothing Compares 2U, written by Prince in 1985. The song lyrics explore feelings of longing from the point of view of an abandoned lover – of any kind of love – and it was part of the singer second album I do not want what I haven’t got . Keeping in mind those statements but avoiding their pinch of nostalgia about our ever-changing world, and rather thinking forward, MeetingsPro 2020 programme, NOTHING COMPARES, echoes LOOP Saloon ‘Tales of an old World’ which revisits essential issues of an obsolete world in the actual scenario .
While reflecting on videoart at large, they will focus on the shift of reflection, production and dissemination of videoart today, the challenges and opportunities the current situation obliges us to face and how they shape our present possible contexts. By means of these gatherings and with that aim, individuals and organisms, public and private art practitioners will exchange on video creation and new types of moving image(s) arising.