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LOOP Festival 2018

— PRODUCE, PRODUCE, PRODUCE(D)

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

PRODUCE, PRODUCE, PRODUCE(D)

On moving image production and beyond

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

 

Biblioteca Guinardó – Mercè Rodoreda

Carrer de les Camèlies, 76-80, 08024 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/el-misteri-de-ser-atzar/

Macba

Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/in-a-flickering-light/

Cinemes Verdi

Carrer de Verdi, 32, 08012 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/after-everything-has-burned-down/

Cinemes Girona

Carrer de Girona, 175, 08037 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/screening-of-ascent-by-fiona-tan/

Museu Picasso

Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/crossing-visions/

Museu d’Història de Catalunya

Palau de Mar, Plaça de Pau Vila, 3, 08003 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/voyage-en-icarie/

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/liberxina-pop-i-nous-comportaments-artistics-1966-1971/

Cercle del Liceu

La Rambla, 65, 08002 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/sonnets/

Fundació Arranz Bravo

Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas i Joan, 42, 08901 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/fooling-around-in-a-bowl/

Taller Pubilla Kasas TPK

Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas i Joan, 44, 08901 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/a-la-recerca-dels-mannakis/

Centre d’Art Tecla Sala

Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas i Joan, 44, 08901 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/eugenio-ampudia-i-tu-que-has-fet-per-lart/

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Carrer d'Aragó, 255, 08007 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/giving-voices-erkan-ozgen/

Casa Elizalde

Carrer de València, 302, 08009 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/la-forma-dels-temps-proleg/

Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm

Carrer del Rosselló, 515, 08025 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/discover-award-2018/

Casa Vicens

Carrer de les Carolines, 20, 08012 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/cada-respiro/

Centre d’Art Maristany

Carrer d'Àngel Guimerà, 2, 08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/blue-collar-workers-v0-2/

Casa Vicens

Carrer de les Carolines, 20, 08012

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/cada-respiro/

Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya

Plaça Nova, 5, 08002 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/un-dia-en-la-ricarda/

Fabra i Coats

Carrer Sant Adrià, 20, 08030 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/col%C2%B7lapse-maquina-desitjant-maquina-de-treball/

Fundació Joan Miró

Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/maximizing-the-audience/

Espai Volart-Fundació Vila Casas

Carrer d'Ausiàs Marc, 22, 08010 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/horizon-of-exile/

Blueproject Foundation

C. Princesa 57, 08003

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/happens-or-it-didnt-pic/

Pavelló Mies van der Rohe

Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7, 08038 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/love-the-daily-work/

Escenari Joan Brossa

Carrer Flassaders, 40, 08003 Barcelona

http://loop-barcelona.com/activity/screening-performances/

Arts Santa Mònica

La Rambla, 7, 08002 Barcelona

http://artssantamonica.gencat.cat/

Zumzeig Cine Cooperativa

Carrer de Béjar, 53, 08014 Barcelona

http://www.zumzeigcine.coop/

Museu d’Història de Barcelona

Plaça del Rei, s/n, 08002 Barcelona

http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/museuhistoria/ca

Galería Senda (Mezzanina)

Carrer de Trafalgar, 36, 08010 Barcelona, España

http://galeriasenda.com

Lab36

Carrer de Trafalgar, 36, 08010 Barcelona, España

https://galeriasenda.com/lab-36/

àngels barcelona

Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 27, 08001 Barcelona, España

http://www.angelsbarcelona.com

Galería Carles Taché

Carrer de Mèxic, 19, 08004 Barcelona, España

https://www.carlestache.com

Galería Senda

Carrer de Trafalgar, 32, 08010 Barcelona, España

http://galeriasenda.com

L&B Gallery

Carrer d'Àlaba, 58, 08005 Barcelona, España

http://lbcontemporaryart.com

Projectes SD

Passatge de Mercader, 8, 08008 Barcelona, España

http://projectesd.com

Galería RocioSantaCruz

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 627, 08015 Barcelona, España

http://www.rociosantacruz.com

Sala Parés

Carrer de Petritxol, 5, 08002 Barcelona, España

http://salapares.com

Reial Cercle Artístic

Carrer dels Arcs, 5, 08002 Barcelona

https://reialcercleartistic.cat/