SAN SEBASTIAN.- Tabakalera
is hosting a new exhibition: Look Again. Five international artists, five visions in contemporary video. An exhibition curated by Carolina Grau.
The exhibition, which includes work by Filipa César, Marine Hugonnier, Rosalind Nashashibi, Anri Sala and Rui Toscano, will centre on pieces intended to make us take a second look at our everyday surroundings, the private and public spaces we live in, our cities, panoramic views and landscapes, and also at our history. Through different ways of looking at the world, and with works filmed in such diverse places as Afghanistan, Albania, Brazil, Germany, Portugal, Palestine and the US, Look Again invites the audience to reflect on what we see and the way we see it.
The videos by Rui Toscano could almost be seen as paintings or photographs of urban landscapes in Brazil; however, within these apparently static images there is constant movement and activity. Filipa César records our routine and everyday behaviour in the workplace and in public spaces, editing and transforming them to create new meanings and perceptions. Looking at trivial details, quiet moments and rituals of daily life, Rosalind Nashashibi shows us the lives of others, revealing narratives in a disconnected world. Anri Sala does much the same, with work that appears timeless and remote, intimate and distant, as it reflects the loneliness of the individual's struggle in the contemporary world. Finally, Marina Hugonnier investigates the politics of landscape and its representation, from Afghanistan to the Brazilian Amazon, questioning our perception of these places and their imagery, as well as the significance they hold have for us.
As a complement to the exhibition, Tabakalera will organise different mediation activities. On the one hand, one of the rooms in the centre will be fitted out to house workshops on filming with dollies for children and adults. There will also be guided tours of the exhibition led by audiovisual artists and creators.