PROYECTOR (PROJECTOR) / International Video Art Festival.
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 FROM 6-9 pm. Screenings and meetings.
PROYECTOR continues exploring international dialogue (especially between Portugal and Spain, who once again seem consigned to the stigma of the periphery) and formal experimentation. It takes an active, critical, citizens’ look at the issue of location. Location of the body and the street. We take on space as a political element, aiming this year to focus of the dimension of the body and public space as venues for civic empowerment, debate and activism. We believe visual practices must be focused centrifugally toward the population and that is why we stand for the street, independent spaces, and artists’ workshops as venues which should be close to citizens. PROYECTOR wants to reaffirm the “social performativity” of art, working through visual language to strengthen its inherent capacity for agency and transformation. In keeping with the importance the festival gives to the social role of cultural mediation, there will be guided visits. In addition, PROYECTOR will have a set of talks and roundtables conceived as a niche for generating a critical mass and creating work in a network.