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The voices of 2011

December 29th, 2011 No Comments

To sum up the year behind us, we recover the images of some of the participants in the debates and festivals of the CCCB in 2011. Writers, philosophers, scientists, sociologists, musicians, singers, political analysts, journalists and so on. who have inspired and enriched with their ideas and creations.

¿Qué será… será? Welcome 2012

December 12th, 2011 1 Comment

From the CCCB we wish you season’s greetings with these two Christmas carols produced by the audiovisuals team.

¿Qué será… será? sings Wax Taylor, whatever will be will be… The only thing we know is that 2012 will be, and for that reason we want to wish you a happy new year with this video-postcard. The piece includes fragments of Things to Come, a film from the year 1936 directed by W.Cameron Menzies with script by H.G.Wells, which considers the doubts and fears of a metropolis under threat.

Toni Curcó (CCCB, 2011) Images:  Things to come (1936) http://www.archive.org/details/things_to_come_ipod_version With script by HG Wells, directed by William Cameron Menzies.

A happier version of the holidays is that given to us by some peculiar camera operators wishing us a Merry Christmas from different spots around the planet (material from the Prelinger Archives). The tour of Christmas postcard scenes ends up in a place well known to all of us.

José Antonio Soria (CCCB, 2011) with the collaboration of Marc Desmonds. Images: “Round the World” (1950) by Warner Pathe News. This film belongs to the Prelinger Archives

GLOBAL SCREEN: Create, publish and exhibit your vision

October 14th, 2011 No Comments

“Even though the screen has over a century of history, during the 20th century it has constantly grown in terms of importance, prestige and power, moving from cinema to television and now from television to the web” Gilles Lipovetsky, co-curator of the Global Screen exhibition.

At work, on the underground, at home, at the doctor’s surgery, at the airport, at the shopping centre, in the street… We live surrounded by screens, images and cameras that record our activity. The audiovisual language has become one of our main forms of communication. The CCCB’s “Global Screen” exhibition is a reflection on how we see and how we understand the world through screens. The exhibition’s curators, Gilles Lipovetsky and Jean Serroy, understand that to create this exhibition it is essential to include the vision of screen users: anyone who is interested can participate by sending a video of their own creation which reflects upon the power of the screen.

How to participate

Global Screen is an exhibition that has existed on the Internet since 1 October 2011 through the virtual platform pantallaglobal.cccb.org, from where participation in the project is coordinated and the exhibition’s work in progress is explained.

If you are interested in forming part of the Global Screen project:

1. CREATE A VIDEO of less than 2 minutes’ duration that reflects on one of the seven screens/themes proposed by the curators:

  • HISTORY SCREEN: Is there any present possible without casting a glance at the past?
  • POLITICS SCREEN: Have you ever wondered about the relations that exist between media screens and the exercising of politics?
  • SPORTS SCREEN: What vision of sport are we creating through the numerous screens?
  • ADVERTISING SCREEN: Are you a fan of advertising, brands, fashion, and trends? Or does it all irritate and repel you?
  • EXCESS SCREEN: Are you into speed, excess, a life free of limits and want to express it?
  • SURVEILLANCE SCREEN: Are you scared of Big Brother, or to the contrary, do you like to spy, observe and keep watch?
  • GAME SCREEN: What kind of pleasure do you find in old and new screens?

2. PUBLISH THE VIDEO on the virtual platform of Global Screen.

3. EXHIBIT AT THE CCCB – All those videos published on the Global Screen virtual platform will be exhibited at the physical “Global Screen” exhibition in January 2012 at the CCCB.

If you are interested in collaborating directly with the project, you can personally contact the Global Screen team.

Presentation and premiere of the “Global Screen” virtual platform

September 29th, 2011 3 Comments

Friday 30 September at 12 noon sees the presentation of “Global Screen”, a co-creation project comprising an exhibition that will take place at the CCCB from 24 January to 27 May 2012, and a virtual platform that will run before, during and after the physical event.

Taking part in the presentation of “Global Screen” will be Gilles Lipovetsky and Jean Serroy, the exhibition curators; Juan Insua, head of projects at CCCBLab; Jordi Balló, Head of Exhibitions at the CCCB and Josep Ramoneda, Director of the CCCB.

You can follow the presentation live by:

The virtual platform http://pantallaglobal.cccb.org/will come into operation on 30 September to organize user participation in the project and explain the process of creating the exhibition. You can also keep up to date and share your impressions on Twitter @pantallaglobal and Facebook

Global Screen is an open, evolving, shared project divided into three phases: INCUBATION, EXHIBITION and POST-EXHIBITION. In this video we explain the phases and objectives of Global Screen.

(Català) Finalistes del projecte “Brangulí va ser aquí. I tu?”

September 13th, 2011 4 Comments