This work, the result of a trip to Germany (taken in December of 2000) and of a personal investigation that lasted over two years, tackles the theme of the construction of memory and of the mechanisms of the production of history.
Through the narration of my family’s history, it delves into the memory of the recent emigration from the spanish state to Europe, and reflects on the mechanisms of oblivion and remembrance, by recuperating the idea of the construction of memory as a nexus and a dialogue, and the elaboration from personal experience against the idea of an official history and memory, restricted to the institutional and articulated around the aestheticisation and the deactivation of the political subjects.
Once again it insists, like some of my prior work, on history’s capacity of construction, on the part of all, and on the necessary articulation of a personal and collective experience for the elaboration of a diverse and heterogeneous politics of memory.
The inner memory underscores as well the significance of the body as a territory of memory and absence, and as a political agent: the politics of migration of the spanish state in the sixties and seventies is also a form of biopolitics and of control of the workers, with profoundly destabilising consequences for the subjectivities. The emigrant bodies are registered bodies, necessary passersby, a flow of workforce compelled to displacement, and remembered absentees returning years later.
This is a video about the retrieval of those bodies and their work, and about the forgetting of that absence from an experience, my own, marked by the necessity to remember and to tell this history in order to claim other forms of narration, far from traditional hierarchies.
Production: Ministerio de Cultura / Hangar (Barcelona)
Lenguage: Spanish and Galician /english subtitled
-II Premio Xoves Artistas. Auditorio de Galicia (Santiago) (2002)
-OUTSOURCING Iniva (Londres) (2002)
-DIGITALES 02 Interface3/Amazon (Bruselas) (2002)
-Generación 2003 (Madrid- Barcelona- Santander- Cascáis- Santiago de Compostela) (2003) *Premio Nuevos Medios*
-OVNI 2003 (Arxius de l´Observatori). CCCB (Barcelona) (2003)
-11 Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones (Barcelona) (2003)
-LOS OJOS CERCANOS. CARTOGRAFIAS, RELATOS Y FICCIONES ENTORNO A LAS IMÁGENES COMO DOCUMENTO. La Casa Encendida (Madrid) (2003)
-efímer: reconstruccións d´art contemporani. Museu d'història de la Ciutat (Girona) (2003)
-EXPLORACIONES. La Capella (Barcelona) (2003)
-II Mostra de cinema de dones de la Mediterránia MARE NOSTRUM (6-8 junio) (Barcelona) (2005)
-DESTINO: SANTIAGO (Instituto Cervantes, Sofia/Praga/ Berlín /Estocolmo) (2006)
-CROSSING EUROPE Festival (OKCentrum, Linz, Austria) (2006)
-OS TRABALLOS E OS DÍAS. Galería Ad Hoc (Vigo) (2006) (solo exhibition)
-FACE TO FACE/CARA A CARA (Centro Cultural Español de Miami (CCE), Miami) (2006)
-MIGRANT MEMORIES. PRECARIOUS LIVES: RETHINKING TRANSCULTURATION (The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center- New York University, New York) (2008)
-CROSSTALK Video Art Festival (June 25-29, 2008, Gödör Park, Budapest)
-51º Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao (Bilbao, November 23-28, 2009)
-Manifesta 8 (Murcia and Cartagena, 9 October 2010- 9 January 2011)
-LOS LÍMITES DEL CINE (Círculo Bellas Artes, Madrid, November 22, 2010)
-SHADOWBOXING/ Film Programme (Royal College of Art, March 25, 2011)
-Xcèntric: Sesión Marxism Today. Estados en colpso (CCCB, 1 mayo, 2011)
-(S8) 2º Mostra de Cinema Periférico (Coruña, 2-5 junio 2011)
-16 Festival ZEMOS 98 - Remapping Europe (Sevilla, 8-12 abril 2014)
-Historical Meterialism Conference. SOAS, London (5-8 november 2015)
-“Visual codes related to Video and Media Art Practices” (Programa de Casa Asia Barcelona). ART BASEL HONG KONG, 22-26 marzo 2016
-AGRUPAR_DESAGRUPAR: RUPTURAS DA REPRESENTACIÓN. CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, 2016.
-3º BIENAL DE IMAGEN EN MOVIMIENTO (BIM). Buenos Aires, 3-13 noviembre 2016.
*La memoria interior was New Media Award in Generaciones 2003 (Madrid, 2003)