This seminar by Guillermo G. Peydró explores the different strategies filmmakers have employed over the last hundred years in their endeavour to capture art on film.
What began by simply filming artworks on display in museums and artists at work in their studios soon expanded to incorporate other filmmaking techniques and, in turn, to create specific, distinctive ways of translating art into the language of film.
Operations such as shot division and dissolve, weaving a narrative through camera movements, speeding up and slowing down and a range of other editing and lighting options have all been used by directors with very different stylistic approaches to create very different different impressions.
Here we will look at seven such approaches, culminating in the film essay on art. We will analyse each one in turn by looking at a wide range of clips of unique experiments that blazed a trail before undergoing a series of unexpected mutations. This exploratory seminar should not only be highly instructive for anyone working in film and art, but will also be of interest to students of art history keen to see the subject through an audiovisual lens. Ultimately, this is an invitation to look at art from a new perspective.
Guillermo G. Peydró
Guillermo G. Peydró is a filmmaker with a PhD in Art History. His films, mostly film essays on art, have been screened at museums, universities, research centres, art galleries, cultural centres and festivals worldwide. He has worked as a programmer at Punto de Vista and DocumentaMadrid film festivals and taught at universities and film schools in Spain, Mexico, Cuba and Ecuador. Since 2016 he has been working with sculptor Jeanne de Petriconi on expanded cinema projects interlinking sculpture and moving images. His book El cine sobre arte. De la dramatización de la pintura al cine-ensayo (Shangrila, 2019) is the result of a decade of research on the possibilities of filming the visual arts.
This seminar ties in with a series of films to be screened at l'Alternativa. The series is organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía , in collaboration with MACBA , and curated by Guillermo G. Peydró.
* Circumstances permitting
- Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November 2020, 10 am to 2 pm
- Escuela de Cine de Barcelona (ECIB)
- In person: €90 (seminar and tickets for the film series)
- Streamed online: €90 (seminar)
- Current and former ECIB students, members of DOCMA, members of Unión de Cineastas, Friends of MACBA, Friends of the CCCB: €80
- Friends of the Museo Reina Sofía: €45
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- No prior knowledge is required
- The seminar will be given in Spanish
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