SEWING MACHINE PRINCIPLE cinematographic performance. Premiere in Madrid

Sunday 13 February 6:30 pm. Admission free while places last. Followed by a Q&A session with the audience

Dúo Prismáticas (Aitziber Olaskoaga & Pilar Monsell).

Historically, women’s work has been invisibilized and undervalued. The majority of work with textiles and sewing was done by women who were paid low wages under precarious working conditions. With a text by Alexander Kluge, Dúo Prismáticas recovers one of the beginnings of the birth of cinematograph to try to accommodate the possibilities of a path that was never trodden, asking the question: What would have happened if that new projection machine had also included a sewing feature, a seeing-sewing machine? With this project, they propose building an artistic device that allows you to combine two things that were previously separated (film and sewing) and which can give rise to a travelling space of enunciation, voicing demands, self-representation and dialogue between women workers in different industrial sectors, especially audiovisuals and textiles.
Project developed during the BAICC residency at LIFT Toronto in conjunction with the S8 Muestra de Cine Periférico film festival in La Coruña and the support of Acción Cultural Española.

Pilar Monsell is a filmmaker, editor and visual artist. She founded the production company, Proxémica, which produced her first feature film África 815, for which has won many international awards. Since 2016, Monsell has been working on a process-based project in analogue photography and film which gave rise to the exhibition Cuidadoras de patios: lo íntimo-público, the installation Córdoba 1652 in 2017 and the exhibition programme Casandra y las mujeres olvidadas. In 2017, she had her first solo show, Pilar Monsell: ÁFRICA815, paraíso perdido, curated by Valentín Roma at La Virreina - Centro de la Imagen de Barcelona. Pilar is currently part of Contravisiones, a laboratory researching the performativity of images.

Aitziber Olaskoaga is a visual artist who works with video as well as analogue formats to undertake documentary film projects. She's currently studying the Film and Video Master Program at California Institute of the Arts thanks to a fellowship from the university, where she works as the lead projectionist. Her first medium-length film, La sonrisa telefónica, won several awards at international film festivals. Her second film as a director, No.Stop was premiered at the Visions Du Reel festival in 2021.

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