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Cinema and Video

The audiovisual programs are intended to counteract the predominant model of the black cube, even at a time in which both film and video have become fully integrated and dissolved into contemporary art museums. Their aim is to explore the projected image using different formats and discourses: historical series that broaden – and question – the narrations told by the Collection, retrospectives that draw attention to other stories in the audiovisual history and programs that examine the close links that film and video have with contemporary artistic practices. At the same time, this programming seeks to define a space for film and video outside of the usual circuits, describing itineraries distinct from the spectacle and its derivatives.    

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  • Mike and George Kuchar. Sins of the Fleshapoids. Film, 1965
    6 - 28 August, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
    Cinema and video Film series

    This programme presents pop confronting pop, recognising the seduction of consumer culture whilst also keeping it at a critical distance. In relation to the exhibition devoted to Richard Hamilton, this series approaches the popular as subversion and as an investigation into the characteristics of a new society that emerged between the 1950s and 1970s.

  • Black Audio Film Collective. Handsworth Songs. Film, 1987. Courtesy of the Black Audio Film Collective and LUX, London
    2, 3, 9, 10 and 16 July 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
    Cinema and video Film series

    Active in the UK between 1982 and 1997, the Black Audio Film Collective symbolised a radical attempt to transform education, institutions and the representation of black identity in independent film, with their work condensing a complex palimpsest of voices that, found between nascent politics of representation, put forward a language of diaspora.

  • César Oiticica Filho. Hélio Oiticica. Film, 2013
    23 and 29 May, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
    Cinema and video Screenings

    Premiere of the recent documentary about Hélio Oiticica. Put together as a living archive of numerous unpublished documents, from the artist’s thoughts as a narrative guide to unexplored audiovisual fragments, the film looks to articulate a complex and multiple narrative of the artist and the post-war Avant-garde movement in Brazil.

  • Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi. Pays Barbare. Film, 2013
    7, 8 and 14 May, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
    Cinema and video Encounter Screenings

    As part of the Intervalos programme, Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi’s latest work is screened, with both film-makers also participating at an encounter. Joining film practices based on found footage, documentary and experimental cinema, Pays Barbare is a complex tale about historical memory, fascism and colonialism.

  • Djibril Diop Mambéty. Touki Bouki. Film, 1973
    24 March - 30 April, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
    Cinema and video Film series

    Cinema is a privileged medium in the narrative construction of biography, yet, in the face of narcissism from the mythologies of self, this film series shows life in its temporary form, both fragile and precarious, and presents a programme that spans from Neorealism to recent post-colonial cinema.

  • Amos Gitai. Ana Arabia. Film, 2013
    17 March, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
    Cinema and video Screenings

    This is the premiere of the film-maker’s most recent production, which coincides with the exhibition and film program devoted to his work. Shot in one single take, Ana Arabia demonstrates the utopian coexistence of a community of Jews and Muslims as they withstand urban speculation.

  • Aki Kaurismäki. Dogs have no hell. Film, 2002
    February 21 - March 22, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

    After the Shipwreck

    The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki (1983-1996)

    Cinema and video Film series

    With a filmography that contains theatrical parody and documentary realism in equal proportions, Kaurismäki’s cinema is based on the paradoxes and fault lines of contemporaneity. This retrospective, the first to be held in a modern art museum, is complemented by a master class and a carte blanche program chosen by the filmmaker. 

  • Amos Gitai. House. Movie, 1980
    5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24 and 26 February, 2014

    Biography, history, territories

    Nine films by Amos Gitai

    Cinema and video Film series

    The cinema of Amos Gitai is that of an architect-filmmaker, but it is also that of a biographer-filmmaker. Organised in connection with the exhibition The Biographies of Amos Gitai, this series spans over 30 years of activity and points to the historical strata underlying the conflict between Israel and Palestine.   

  • Rafael França. Prelúdio de uma morte anunciada. Video, 1991
    December 11, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.
    Cinema and video Film series

    AIDS Anarchive began within the framework of the 2012-2013 research residencies at Museo Reina Sofía, as part of the production process of a “counter-archive” or an anarchive of AIDS policies, with attention being paid for the first time to practices occurring outside of the Anglo-Saxon or Western and Central European settings.

    Study center
  • Matt Mullican. Untitled (Matt Mullican under hypnosis: Zürich). Performance, 2004
    November 12, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.
    Cinema and video Conference Performance art

    In this performative lecture, in parallel with the presentation of Minimal Resistance. Between late modernism and Globalisation: artistic practices during the 80s and 90s, Mullican reviews and comments on some of his performances under hypnosis, in which he recreates, as he does in his visual works, the logic of an unstable and irrational world.

  • David Cronenberg. Videodrome. Film, 1983. Courtesy of Video Profilmar
    November 11, 14, 18, 24, 25, 28 and December 2, 5, 12, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. except for November 24

    The image is a virus

    Histories of cinema (1980-1990s)

    Cinema and video Film series

    This audiovisual series looks at the 1980s, and that decade’s prolongation into the 1990s, as a genealogy of much of the dialectics that explain contemporary, as a time period and cultural category.

  • View of the Sabatini Auditorium
    September 27 and 28, 2013

    After the margins

    A look at the other cinema in Spain

    Cinema and video Film series Seminars and conferences Seminar

    Film on the margins, from the peripheries, and the other cinema are among the terms used to refer to works that have been made outside the industry in recent years in Spain. Beyond this condition of existence, a number of additional criteria are fulfilled by these films, suggesting something of a group identity. More specifically: independent production and distribution platforms, the incorporation of the experimental language used in the field of art (exhibition video and film) and the liberal use of documentary techniques in the form of essay film are some of the features found throughout this other cinema.

  • Albert Serra. Historia de la méva mort. Film, 2013
    September 18 - October 17, 2013

    Unending stories

    Narrations from the Other Cinema (2010-2013)

    Cinema and video Film series

    In recent years, it has been pointed out that one of the identifying features of Spanish alternative film is the exploration of the real.

  • Alexander Kluge. News from Ideological Antiquity: Marx/Eisenstein/Capital . Film, 2008
    September 7 and 14, 2013

    Alexander Kluge

    News from Ideological Antiquity: Marx/Eisenstein/Capital

    Cinema and video Film series

    News from Ideological Antiquity: Marx/Eisenstein/Capital (2008) is one of the most complex and monumental films of recent film history. Throughout the almost nine hours that the film lasts, its director, Alexander Kluge (Germany, 1932), offers his own construction of Eisenstein's unfinished project of filming Capital by Karl Marx, an idea conceived after a feverish encounter between the Russian filmmaker and James Joyce in 1927.

  • Babaouo is a surrealist film, 1932. Collage for the film's poster. © Salvador Dalí. Fundació Gala – Salvador Dalí, VEGAP, Madrid, 2013
    Friday August 30th and Saturday August 31st - Sessions starting at 11 a.m.

    Final Delirium

    The Audiovisual Dalí

    Cinema and video Film series

    This audiovisual series looks at Salvador Dalí's film, video and television production, as a culmination of the exhibition Dalí. All of the poetic suggestions and all of the plastic possibilities. Almost five hours in length, this collection of works, with repeat screenings over two days, argues that the relationship between Dalí and mass culture is key to understanding the artist's work, but also to developing a different idea of modernity, one that conveys the spectacular and tumultuous nature of 1930s modernity. 

  • Carlos Reygadas. Post Tenebras Lux. Film, 2012
    July 17 - August 30, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.

    Imminent Mexico

    Imaginaries of the insurgency in contemporary film

    Cinema and video Film series

    This summer film series explores one of the contemporary cinematographies that, although very interesting, is among the least distributed in Europe. Midway between new auteur voices and the poetics of documentary, this series shows how film responds to a situation of provisionality and how it imagines the future from the vantage point of uncertainty.

  • Zum Vergleich © Harun Farocki, 2009. Dibujos de Andreas Siekmann.
    May 16 and 17, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.
    Cinema and video Screenings

    With his films, Harun Farocki (Czech Republic, 1944) dissects the control, representation and value systems derived from capital and its images. This event, the first of the Intervalos program, shows two recent works, one of which was produced by Museo Reina Sofía, and also includes a lecture by Thomas Elsaesser. 

  • Eduardo Coutinho. Babilônia 2000. 2000. Copia proporcionada por Videofilmes, Brasil
    February 23 – April 12, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.

    Eduardo Coutinho

    Retrospective

    Cinema and video Film series

    Eduardo Coutinho (São Paulo, 1933) is an essential name in Latin American documentary film. His work is shaped by political issues but manages to avoid propaganda, as he addresses the everyday lives and subjectivities of marginal majorities with a sensibility not altered by melodrama. This retrospective, the most extensive to date, presents a body of work that ranges from the context of Cinema Novo to the analysis of fiction in contemporary film.

  • Rafael Saar. Homem-ave, 2010. Photograph: Angelo Zolini
    January 9 - February 15, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.

    The friction of bodies

    Film and video about the 1980s in Latin America

    Cinema and video Film series

    The friction of bodies is a film and video series that presents a broad panorama of different artistic and political manifestations from the 1980s, which arose during and co-existed with the years of repression in Latin America. Many of these videos and films, most of which have never been shown publicly outside of their original contexts, demonstrate the emergency of new political subjects and forms of subcultural participation. The program also includes recent film proposals that look back at the agitated times of the 1980s in this context, to offer different readings or to activate a memory still throbbing within us.

  • January, 2012 or The apotheosis of Isabella the Catholic (Los Hijos)
    November 5 - December 5, 2012

    New forms of documentary in Spain

    The urgencies of contemporeneity

    Cinema and video Film series

    This collection offers a broad vision of how some of the audiovisuals now being made in Spain and produced outside of the industry are responding to today's situation of change and structural crisis. It also shows how documentary images constitute one of the most lively spheres for formal experimentation and essay film in the new systems of production and distribution.

  • Efim Dzigan. We are from Kronstadt (My iz Kronshtadta), 1936. Copy provided by Arkeion Films, France. Courtesy of Mosfilm Cinema
    October 4 - 31, 2012 - 7 p.m.
    Cinema and video Film series

    In his 1936 essay, The Artwork in the Age of Its Technical Reproducibility, Walter Benjamin uses the Blaue Blume—the romantic incarnation of unobtainable desire—to signify the artifice and perceived immediacy of film made possible through the concealment of the cinematic apparatus.

  • Costa-Gavras. Z, 1969
    April 23 and 26, May 3, 7, 10, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 and June 4, 2012

    The Turbulent Screen

    Histories of cinema. Collection 3 (1962-1982)

    Cinema and video Film series

    The presence of film in the successive re-readings of Museo Reina Sofía Collection alludes to the crisis in the distinction between hierarchies and artistic narrations, but it also points to the idea that a collection involves a network of stories, memories and times that are inseparable from film practice.

  • Ann Hui. Night and Fog, 2009
    March 13, 15 and 20, 2012 - 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    Cinema and video Film series

    All About Love, a title borrowed from the film of the same name made by Ann Hui (Anshan, 1947), sums up the subject matter of this Chinese filmmaker's work, which usually revolves around social and personal relationships and has a great deal of affective and emotional content.

    Associated project
  • Julie Dash. Daughters of the dust. 35 mm, 1991
    March 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 21, 23, 24, 26 and 28, 2012
    Cinema and video Film series

    How to give feminist film its own voice against the conventions of classic film and how to maintain the subaltern nature of this voice?

  • Frau Diamanda. Tr@nsversiva Post Andina Revolucionaria, 2011. Fotografía de César Delgado Wixan
    15 november, 2011 - 19 november, 2011
    Cinema and video Festival

    This series presents a number of videos and performances that have arisen out of contemporary feminist, queer/cuir and "transmarikabollo" (Spanish slang term for LGBT) practices situated within the tradition of guerrilla video: exercises in appropriation of lightweight mass media as counter-information media, but also as dissident gender and sexuality production techniques.

  • Javier Aguirre. Uts cero, 1970
    17 october, 2011 - 21 october, 2011
    Cinema and video Film series Seminar

    At the end of 1950, Jorge Oteiza concluded his investigations in the field of sculpture but, far from fading away, his aesthetic interests continued in a different sphere, one previously unexplored by him: film.

  • 7, 8 y 14 de octubre de 2011
    Cinema and video Film series
  • Hélio Oiticica. Agripina é Roma - Manhattan, 1972
    30 september, 2011 - 7 october, 2011
    Cinema and video Film series

    Brazilian cinema back then was not just film, it was something more: cinema of invention, Quasi-cinema, experimental cinema, barbaric cinema, bad taste cinema, Boca do Lixo, Cinema Marginal, udigrudi, pornochanchada. These are the expressions used by both critics and by the artists and filmmakers themselves to describe an important part of the film production of those years.

  • Jeffrey Wolf. James Castle: Portrait of an Artist, 2008
    5 september, 2011
    Cinema and video Screenings

    Screening of Jeffrey Wolf’s documentary James Castle: Portrait of an Artist. The film is introduced by Ann Percy, curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and also curator of the exhibition James Castle: A Retrospective, and Lynne Cooke, assistant director at the Museo and curator of the exhibition James Castle: Show and Store.

  • Oliver Laxe. Todos vós sodes capitáns, 2010
    13 july, 2011 - 7 august, 2011
    Cinema and video Film series

    In the midst of many changes in the area of audiovisual screening, as commercial circuits undergo a constant narrowing process, Museo Reina Sofía and ICAA (Madrid's Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts) reformulate the former as a new space for film.

  • Robert Beavers. Early Monthly Segments, 1968-2002
    6 june, 2011 - 22 june, 2011
    Cinema and video Film series

    The aspiration of this audiovisual series is to make meanings explode upon collision; it is an arranged disagreement between the sections and works that constitute the general program.

  • Antoni Mercader. En torno al vídeo, 1980
    24 may, 2011 - 27 may, 2011
    Cinema and video Film series Conference
  • 24 may, 2011 - 29 may, 2011
    Cinema and video Film series

    Los Rencontres Internationales París/Berlín/Madrid ofrecen un espacio de encuentro entre diferentes ciudades europeas, artistas y crítica, mostrando tanto ciclos como las últimas realizaciones audiovisuales de carácter experimental.

  • Joris Ivens. Komsomolsk, 1932. 35 mm. Film
    11 may, 2011 - 19 may, 2011
    Cinema and video Film series

    This programme is presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Hard, Merciless Light. The Worker-Photography Movement, 1926-1939 (Museo Reina Sofía, 6 April to 22 August 2011), which analyses the history of amateur proletarian, documentary photography.

  • Allan Sekula. The Forgotten Space, 2010
    4 may, 2011 - 5 may, 2011
    Cinema and video Conference Screenings

    This film highlights the invisibility of global labour even in the process of production. The sea, writes Allan Sekula, is forgotten until disaster strikes. The sea, formerly the object of romantic imagination, is examined from a new angle, that of the transport of merchandise in times of globalisation.

  • Archipiélago Val del Omar
    21 march, 2011 - 27 march, 2011
    Cinema and video Film series Conference

    Although they span the area between the avant-garde and the neo-avant-garde, the film and audiovisual activities of José Val del Omar have taken place in the territory of myth. Myth as something situated outside of history, that only leads to cult status.

  • silencio. Homenaje a las víctimas de la Guerra Civil y la represión franquista
    16 march, 2011 - 21 march, 2011
    Cinema and video Film series Conference

    The film representation of the Spanish Civil War and its victims has changed over the different historical periods between 1936 and today.

  • Los Hijos. Los Materiales, 2009
    9 december, 2010 - 17 december, 2010
    Cinema and video Film series Conference

    The Limits of Cinema is a series of screenings, meetings and debates designed to provide a space to reflect on the nature of the cinema, its boundaries and its interactions with other forms of expression.

  • Bruce Conner. Easter Morning, 2008
    10 november, 2010 - 18 november, 2010
    Cinema and video Film series Conference

    In a career that spanned more than half a century, Bruce Conner (Kansas, 1933-San Francisco, 2008) worked in nearly every medium of the fine arts.

  • Suzanne Lacy. El Esqueleto Tatuado I, II y III, 2010
    4 november, 2010 - 27 november, 2010
    Cinema and video Screenings

    Suzanne Lacy (California, 1945), an American visual artist, is a pioneer in using political activism to denounce violence against women. Her early works prefigure many of the themes found in current debates on contextual and community practices, defending the role of an engaged public and the active role of the artist in the design of public policies.

  • Cecilia Barriga. Ojo eje, 2009
    28 october, 2010
    Cinema and video Encounter

    The work of Cecilia Barriga (Concepción, 1957), a Chilean filmmaker residing in Madrid since 1977, maintains a keen commitment to questions of social equality and reflections on gender, questioning the way in which our individual and group identities are constructed and represented, whether through the image impulse of what is most intimate or through the changing cultural and political circumstances that surround us.

  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives, 2010
    14 october, 2010 - 27 october, 2010
    Cinema and video Film series

    The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía presents four premieres of films that have not been screened in Spain despite their formal and discursive value and the international recognition they have received.

  • Antoni Miralda y Benett Rossell. París, La Cumparsita, 1972
    4 october, 2010 - 7 october, 2010
    Cinema and video Film series Conference

    To mark the occasion of the exhibition Miralda. De gustibus non disputandum (24 June -11 October 2010), the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is presenting three video programmes by the artist Antoni Miralda (Tarrasa, 1942) that explain his view of art in the context of the exhibition.

  • Jenny Marketou. Red Eyed Sky Walkers, 2008
    30 september, 2010
    Cinema and video Encounter

    Jenny Marketou (Athens, 1954) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work clamours for public participation at the same time that it questions the systems that structure how we live with respect to the limits of public space and our freedom.

  • Jeremy Deller y Mike Figgis. The Battle of Orgreave, 2002
    13 september, 2010 - 26 september, 2010
    Cinema and video Film series

    The Storyteller presents a group of international artists who use stories as a way to understand and convey political and social events. All of the works in The Storyteller revolve around situations that are either in the process of unfolding or that continue to impact the lives of the artists or protagonists.