From ecstasy to rage. Fifty years of alternative Spanish cinema (“Del Éxtasis al arrebato. Cinquanta anys de l’altre cinema espanyol”) is the title of the exhibition that Xcèntric, the CCCB‘s season of experimental cinema, has brought about and which is currently taking place in Barcelona.
The project has already visited Melbourne’s ACMI, New York’s Anthology Film Archives and Washington’s National Gallery, and has been released in DVD box format.
This is a project that traces fifty years of experimental cinema made in Spain. It looks for affinities between different authors, often little acknowledged in official cinema history.
This is because the exhibition, whose exhibits have been selected by Antoni Pinent, enables us to find numerous directors regarded as “amateurs“, who in fact, when seen in the light of current work, become extremely interesting.
The exhibition, which take place during Xcèntric’s May sessions (on 11, 13, 16, 23 and 30), will allow us to view works by José Val del Omar, Manuel Huerga, Isaki Lacuesta and David Domingo, among many others.