LOOP Festival 2018


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


On moving image production and beyond

Browse through the full 2018’s programme of exhibitions and activities

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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

EINA Centro Universitario de Arte y Diseño de Barcelona

En EINA se ofrecen diferentes tipos de titulaciones que van desde el Grado, pasando por los Posgrados y Másteres, y hasta el Doctorado en Diseño, el nivel académicamente más avanzado.

EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona

A EINA s’ofereixen diferents tipus de titulacions que van des del Grau, passant pels Postgraus i Màsters, i fins al Doctorat en Disseny, el nivell acadèmicament més avançat.

EINA University School of Design and Art of Barcelona

EINA offers a range of qualifications, from Bachelor’s Degrees, to Postgraduate and Master’s Degrees, up to the Doctorate in Design, the most advanced academic level.

Casa de Rusia en Barcelona

31 Josep Anselm Clavé Street, 08002

KBr Fundación MAPFRE

Avenida Litoral, 30, 08005

Centre Cívic Convent de Sant Agustí

Carrer del Comerç, 36, 08003

Museo Frederic Marès

Plaza Sant Iu, 5, 08002, Barcelona

MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001

Fabra i Coats – Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Carrer de Sant Adrià, 20, 08030


Passeig de Gràcia, 109, 08008

Filmoteca de Catalunya

Plaça de Salvador Seguí, 1, 08001

Museu Picasso

Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Carrer d'Aragó, 255, 08007 Barcelona

Casa Elizalde

Carrer de València, 302, 08009 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

Fundació Joan Miró

Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona


Carrer de Trafalgar, 36, 08010 Barcelona, España

Museu Can Framis

Carrer de Roc Boronat, 116 - 126 Barcelona