CeC '09-India. Spanish videoworks

Selection of Spanish artists videoworks.
CeC ’09. The 4th annual Carnival of e-Creativity

The Sattal Estate Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India
From 27th of February to 1st of March 2009

Curated by Ima Picó

La casa por el tejado by Teresa Tomás. 3D Animation,16 min. 4/3. 2004
Destejer el arco iris by Teresa Tomás. 3D Animation. 13 min. 4/3. 2007
Temor&Amor 1 by Carlos Cid. 10.00 min loop Stereo sound. 2005-2007
Kaizen by Carlos Cid. 4.30 min loop Stereo sound. 2007
Human-nw by Montse Arbelo y Joseba Franco. Dvd-video 12'30”. Spain
Videopatía by Irma Solernou, Beatriz Sánchez and Antonio R. Montesinos. Web. 2006

Program notes:


Teresa Tomás initiates her career as a sculptress in 1985. Since her first exhibition Todos somos Lagarpos, there is present in her work a strong narrative content that leads her to the creation of an environment where the pieces could recreate a story. Another feature of her artwork is the use of games (see for example Jaque Tate, 1987), both in its playful dimension and in its combination of strategies.

During 1995-2002 we can observe in Teresa Tomás sculptures a progressive integration of painting. (Los ojos del ángel (1995), Cabezas (1998), Flor (1999), Pión entra en el juego (2001), Espantapájaros (2002)). The idea of giving life to her creations leads her to use animation, and after having received a new existence in the pictorial way, the sculptures will initiate a new adventure in the 3d dimension. Teresa Tomás first 3d animation, La casa por el tejado (2004-5), initiates a new creative process with the cycle of the transformations of a water drop.

In the 80 she exhibits in Valencia in the mythic gallery Postpos and in Der Reiter. From 1998 to 2007 introduces her work in the gallery My Name’s Lolita Art, in Madrid and Valencia and every year in the stand of the gallery in ARCO. She has participated in several international events such Pieza a pieza, Área industrial or La casa que ríe and nationals such Formalismos de los 90, Imágenes de culto or Al oeste”, among others.

Her animations have been proyected in internacional festivals such Kanazawa Citizen in Japan, RuArts in Moscú, Arte Digital in La Habana and Videotage in Hong Kong, among others. In itinerancias of Instituto Cervantes in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, New Mexico y Brasilia. In Spain she exhibited in Art Inevolution, VIA-LAB, Pre-bem, Observatori and in the Video Festivals Valladolid and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

La casa por el tejado
3D Animation
16 min. 4/3
RAIN goes down the stairs naked. The drops falling down, dance forming a source. She falls on the roof-sea that turns into the doors of a cupboard. She chooses a suit of conches and fish as a dress. Dressed RAIN is called SEA. Tired she goes to sleep, hangs her suits, the cupboard is transformed in bed. SEA wraps itself up to dream of the sheets that were doors. They are raised by a bunch of balloons in the sky as they contemplate her last transformation. SEA seated, is transformed in CLOUD with the form of an armchair.

Still: La casa por el tejado. Teresa Tomás

Destejer el arco iris
3D Animation
13 min. 4/3
A white rabbit goes in through a keyhole, like a magician’s top hat, and decomposes, as light does through the prism, into seven coloured rabbits. The characters in this story are changed from beings of light into coloured rabbits along a journey through a metaphorical maze.

Still: Destejer el arco iris. Teresa Tomás


Carlos Cid (Madrid, 1965) constructs an introspective photography made of mental labyrinths represented by ancestral woods, akin to neuronal networks that interweave states of mind, thoughts, feelings, and altered emotions, to the limit. To achieve that, he uses a technique that gives up the concrete in order to develop an abstraction that succeeds to amaze us, full of inspiration.

Carlos Cid's photography portraits landscapes, but only apparently, as the influential Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovski did with his "oceans of conscience" in his film "Solaris" (1972) based on the homonymous book by the Polish writer Stanislaw Lem.

Woods, oceans, that we sail like persons in crisis, in painful transition, and in continuous change; in the end, a true reflection of our present hypermodern life.

Temor&Amor 1
10.00 min loop Stereo sound
DVD System: PAL 16:9 Single – Channel
© 2005-2007 Carlos Cid
Exploring emotions is the root, the base, the heart of this project, and this has contributed to its progress.

The project stems from the power of fears. The project shows how fears surround souls, how they invade people and deform their movement or at times almost stop them, slow them down, or make them fall. It is an expression of intimacy. This is the starting point.

From there it is a trip, an internal exploration, a metaphor of growth and openness. Of how, departing from fear, it is possible to get in a field of life, one gets rid of the fear’s weight, experiences the liberation, and gets reborn within love.

Symbols are used to represent this movement: clothes represent fears, the ties. The nudity, is love and liberation. In the process, bravery and will play an essential part, as well as our connection with nature.

And the unthinkable is uncovered.

This project is raw poetry, it is melody and it is dance. It is a very intimate spiral and a call to detachment. A testimony of intuitive internal strength. The most enrooted is the most paralysing. This project flourished as its participants matured. Sincere and open. A beautiful invitation to liberation, to love and to nature.

Still: Temor&Amor 1. Carlos Cid

4.30 min loop Stereo sound
DVD System: PAL 16:9 Single - Channel
© 2007 Carlos Cid
"Kaizen" defines a series which Carlos Cid has planned as a work in progress of which we present the first images. At the same time, we will show the video work of this series that Cid has autonomously developed favouring a fruitful and dialectic dialogue with his photographic work.

Still: Kaizen. Carlos Cid


Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco
initiated in 2000, equipped with portable computers, cameras and video cameras, a common project called NOMADAS (2000-2010), being this frame of reference of all their projects, working, moreover, as a way of combining art and life.

This journey, transgressing the boundaries and prejudices, feeds their way of seeing and understanding the present world, mixing cultures and experiences, smells and flavors. Every city is their city.

The aim of this trip in the course of ten years is to know all the countries by means of exhibitions, lectures and projects carried out along with transnational groups, establishing thus collaboration bonds with artists and institutions, cultural agents and the different societies.

The human being: origin of life, creation and destruction, power and war, conflicts and gender violence, globalization and changes of social paradigms and his continuous reformulation as a free person in such a changeable world, where science and new technologies change those concepts we build our identity on. These are some issues they think about in order to reflect them in their works and projects using video art installations, virtual reality, net-art, photographs, sculpture, computer graphics...

During these years they have carried out exhibitions and installations in different events: The Fair of Contemporary Art, ARCO, Madrid; Art Futura, the VideoArts Festivals of Bangkok and Hong Kong; The Observatori of Arts in the City of Science and Arts of Valencia; Art Fair of Beijing, CIGE; LOOP Fair; Share, Torino, Italy, Ars Electronica,...Museums and Centers of Art: The Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, CCCB; Chelsea Art Museum, New York,; MEIAC; MAXXI, Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo. Roma,...As well as in art galleries in New York, Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Tenerife, Oporto, Japan, Beijing...Conferences and lectures at: Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; ARTIUM, Vitoria; CAP Kobe Japan …

Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco are founders of ART TECH MEDIA, is a Meeting Platform for all sectors linked to art and new media for reflecting upon, analys and debating across disciplines for the preparation of proposals related to cultural policy, coordination and optimization of resources, artistic production and research and their promotion at a global level.

Human-nw. Dvd-video 12'30” Montse Arbelo y Joseba Franco

Laughter and tears, like life and death, go hand in hand and are part of our everyday life. But war – violence – is a personal decision exercised with the objective of dominating the other. The desire to impose one's own culture on everyone else has been a constant element among individuals and groups. This situation is constantly aggravated by the different degrees of control over technology and energy resources. The victims are always victims, and the tyrants are never innocent. Visitors won't have a single point of view, they will have to make distinctions and position themselves, strip themselves of their own identities in order to encounter the other, in the others, the thousands of characters who come to life in the images that surround them. They can't opt out. They will go on to form part of this History.

Still: Human-NW. Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco


Irma Solernou, Beatriz Sánchez and Antonio R. Montesinos

Videopatía shows a collection of crystal jars where some small persons are trapped inside. The jars can exchange places and the characters inside will react depending on the person they have on the left or on the right side, (they can start communicating with each other, try to escape, seek attention, get crazy…) While one user is playing with the videos, we understand that he/her becomes “videopata”: a collector of videos or small people. The viewer plays with them and supposedly manipulates their behavior.

Still: Videopatía. Irma Solernou, Beatriz Sánchez and Antonio R. Montesinos

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