First Screen is a programme of monthly screenings of artists films premièrs at La Pedrera, Barcelona.
The works presented in the programme are either Spanish o European premiers and are adaquate for a cinemathic type of presentation. A delibarate emphasis was put to bring artists back to the movie theatre, and to use this exhibition model to present new works of video which were suited to this particular condition.
The presentation format relates to the criteria of the film programme, which involves tracing the exhanges and contaminations between confronted audiovisual territories.
Session 1: ROSA BARBA
Somnium (2011). Presented by the artist and Ricardo Devesa (architect, critic and editor)
Session 2: MANON DE BOER
Think about Wood, Think about Metal, (2011), Presto, Perfect Sound, (2006) and Two Times (2008). Presented by the artist and Elena Crippa (curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art at Tate Modern)
Session 3: ANTONI MUNTADAS
Alphaville e outros, (2011), extracts of On Translation: Açik Radyo, (2010). Presented by the artist and curator Valerie Smith (curator and Head of Visual Arts, New Media and Film at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin)
Session 4: FEDERIC AMAT
FORJA, (2011). Presented by the artist and filmmaker José Luis Guerin.
Session 5: MOHAMED BOUROUISSA
Boloss (2011) and Temps Mort (2009). Presented by the artist and curator Manuel Segade
Session 6: DANIEL G. ANDÚJAR AND AVELINO SALA
Cacotopía (20111) presented by the artists and curator Imma Prieto