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Isaki Lacuesta in exhibition at Solar

23 September 2020
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Solar - Galeria de Arte Cinemática presents "Isaki Lacuesta" exhibition - a selection of works by Isaki Lacuesta, the director In Focus of Curtas de Vila do Conde. The exhibition will have its inauguration in October 3rd at 4pm. The set of pieces on display highlights the diversity of the work of the Catalan artist and filmmaker, including some unpublished, still in production during the preparation period of the exhibition.

The exhibition path will establish differentiated relations between the selected works, starting from the first short films, which here find a more intimate contact space with the public, passing through a multi-channel projection project, specifically designed for the gallery space, and culminating in the author's most recent works, where the intersection with music becomes dominant.

Isaki Lacuesta is an artist and filmmaker still young but already with a considerable work, both in the field of cinema, with films that have won several important prizes, and in the field of plastic arts, with a curriculum of exhibitions in some of the most important centres of contemporary art, multifaceted, prolific, whose work is developing according to the metamorphosis of the creative process, which brings together many influences, for example from German expressionist cinema, and benefits from various collaborations, especially from musicians, but also, for example, the dancer and choreographer Rocío Molina.

From Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th October there will be the presentation of the films with the presence of the director and artist at the Municipal Theatre, as well as a debate on the 9th at 4.30 p.m. and a guided tour at the Solar on Thursday 7th at 4 pm.


Lugares que no existen. Goggle Earth 1.0 (fragmento: Doble pantalla)

Spain, 2009, SD Video, 10’26’’, loop

The project " Lugares que no existen. Goggle Earth 1.0" consists of a series of photographs and films of places that do not appear in Google Earth, to which the artist and his team travel in order to document their true appearance and present it in an installation that contrasts with the false vision that we can get from the computer.

Où en êtes-vous, Isaki Lacuesta?

Spain, 2018, SD Video, 17’, loop

"Où en êtes-vous, Isaki Lacuesta?" (Where is Isaki Lacuesta?) is part of a collection of orders from the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, which invites filmmakers to make free-format films in response to the same question. Based on footage he filmed in South Africa, Russia, Cuba, Qatar and Spain, near his home, Isaki Lacuesta replies: "I am here and there at the same time".



Spain, 2019, 4 channel HD Video, 11’40’’, loop

L'acusat (El acusado, un caso del sur) is an installation in two double projections: portrait of a south (around El Rocío) from four cardinal points: the church, the bar, the hunting and the Civil Guard.

In 2017, Isaki Lacuesta followed a case of double murder in El Rocío (Huelva). During the investigation process, it was discovered that the life of the only defendant in the case and El Rocío shared the same four cardinal points: the church, the hunting lodge, the bar and the Civil Guard. Four walls of a world on horseback (in El Rocío, everything is done "on horseback") between the current imagination of a Lorquian Spain and the resistance to modernity.

After spending more than three years in prison awaiting trial, the accused was found not guilty. Therefore, once released, the accused is out in the field in this facility, surrounded (like the spectator himself) by the four screens depicting the four institutions of a south, which is not extemporaneous, but the most unpredictable and realistic image of our 21st century.



Spain, 2003, SD Video, 20’, loop

Several objects are observed through a high resolution microscope: some paint pigments from a supposed painting of the 19th century, a dollar bill and a piece of film from an old decomposing film. The microscopic observation unveils the mysteries hidden on the surface of these materials: the infinite paintings that can be found on a tiny fragment of painting, the other possible invisible films that are hidden on every little piece of film. "Microscopies" is divided into four parts: "Paisajes del natural", "El ojo de dios", "Eclipses" and "Microcosmos", a science fiction story written from previous experiences.


El Rito

Spain, 2011, SD Video, 8’, loop

A look at a slaughterhouse located in the province of Girona. The sacrifice of the animal is deprived of its sacred nature, of all rituality, and human gestures become mechanical, almost automatic, when executed day after day.


Ramírez (11012017)

Spain, HD Video, 2018, 1’53’’

From "Entre dos aguas", the musician Raül Refree and Isaki Lacuesta start a body of joint work that develops in exhibitions, installations, films and video clips. This is a first result, in which Lacuesta illustrates a theme from the instrumental album "Jai Alai Vol.1", by Refree, with images filmed in the La Casería neighbourhood (San Fernando, Cadiz).


Dar a Luz

Espanha · Spain, 2018, HD Video, 3’06’’

Video clip of "Dar a luz", music composed by Raül Refree for the film "Entre dos aguas". New images that did not appear in the film, with the participation of El Niño de Elche. Portrait in 16mm of the day to day in a bar in La Casería (San Fernando, Cadiz).


Spain, 2015, HD Video, 8’15’’

Poem portrait made for the Eiga Ongaku Project (Kyoto and Nagoya), with original music composed by Daniel Fígols and included in the collective film "The darkness collection" (special edition).



Grite Pelao

Tangos de la Vía Láctá

Par Coeur & The Womb

Spain, 2020, HD Video, 20’, loop

The singer Silvia Pérez Cruz meets Isaki Lacuesta in the summer of 2020 to film in 16mm and S-8mm a series of pieces for songs from her new album: Fatherless, Grito pelao, Tangos de la Vía Láctá, Par Coeur & The Womb. The team joins the dancer and choreographer Rocío Molina, the actress Alba Flores and the experimental filmmaker Adriana Vila Guevara as photography director.

From this collective comes four pieces that can be seen independently or as a twenty-minute short film in which the songs and images rhyme and complement each other.