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15 December 2019: Informe General II


We're delighted to be joined by audiovisual programmer, director and essayist, Ingrid Guardiola, who will introduce Pere Portabella's recent follow up to Informe General.

Informe General II
Pere Portabella, 2015, 126 min

Made in the context of severe systemic crisis in the cultural, economic-financial, political and energy fields: how can and does civil society defeat a crisis by ordinary people reclaiming politics?

Part of the Liberated Film Club's retrospective on Pere Portabella

Ingrid Guardiola is a teacher, audiovisual programmer, director and essayist, she has contributed, from all these perspectives, to public debate on televised formats and the role of images and technological devices in today’s world. At present she is coordinator of the “Soy Cámara” project, a laboratory for the new visual formats produced by the CCCB, and is also director of the Barcelona Sample for Quality Television (MINIPUT). She has a PhD in the Humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and has taught in several Catalan universities, where she has also carried out research into questions related with gender, inequality and technology in the framework of audiovisual culture and practice. In this domain, she is one of the promoters of the project “La dimensió poc coneguda: pioneres del cinema” (The Little-Known Dimension: Women Pioneers in Cinema) in which the aim is to research into, and popularise the history of women filmmakers. She made her debut as a director of feature films with the documentary-essay Casa de ningú (Nobody’s Home, Boogaloo Films, 2017), in which she reflects, from the standpoint of two ageing communities, on memory, productivity, work, and their own demise as communities. Recently she has published the essay L’ull i la navalla (The Eye and the Knife, Arcàdia, 2018), in which she analyses how images condition our private life and determine the dynamics of the public sphere and communities.

"A Worm’s Tail View is Often the True One: Films by Pere Portabella", curated and produced by the Liberated Film Club, is the most complete, ambitious and creative survey of the radical Catalan filmmaker Portabella's work ever to have taken place. Close-Up is proud to act as headquarters and locus for this London-wide survey, taking place over four months at venues including ICA, Whitechapel Gallery, Cafe Oto and the University of Cambridge.

With thanks to the kind support of Institut Ramon Llull and Films 59.

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