Over 100 different venues in the city come together in this collective project to showcase video art—art that requires moving images to portray its message. Last year’s edition focused on the audiovisual element of film, whilst this year sees a return to the visual, posing the question of whether an absence of dialogue and sound permits a universal understanding of film. One film being screened at this year’s Loop is Incluso El Silencio Es Causa De Tormenta—the collaborative creation of filmmakers Luis Macías and Adriana Vila with Portuguese multimedia artist Alfredo Costa Monteiro—which explores themes of perception and the relationship between sight and sound. Another highlight is Solid Light by British-born, New York-based artist Anthony McCall, whose work turns projected light into a three-dimensional space, making light almost sculptural. The film also aims to explore the very foundations of film, critiquing the commercial cinema industry and its impact on how cinema is shown. Venues include the CCCB, MACBA, Espai Volart i Volart 2 and MNAC among others.
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