cura: 1. spiritual charge: care. 2. to restore to health and soundness, to bring about recovery: cure. 3. Root of the word “curator” in Latin; one who is responsible for the care of souls, later, one in charge of a museum, zoo, or other place of exhibit. 4. instrument with two or three strings that is used in folk music. 5. small sparrow. 6. the name of a short story written by Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli, also known as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus (A Flower Thrown to the Sea from the Aegean, 1972). 7. “The double sense of cura refers to care for something as concern, absorption in the world, but also care in the sense of devotion” Martin Heidegger

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Public Screening Series

There will be series of publc screenings that are curated by our participants, Eduardo Thomas and Blanca de La Torre. We are open to suggestions for more screenings.
Eduardo Thomas' selection includes; "Mexico" - dir. Mike Hoolboom, 2007 (Canada), "I am me" - dir. Kathrin Resetartis , 2006 (Austria), "Film" - dir. Samuel Becket , 1943 (USA), "Fronteriladia" - dir. Jesse Lerner & Rubén Ortiz-Torres, 1995 (Mexico/USA), "Habana Solo" - dir. Juan Carlos Alom, 2000 (Cuba), "How little we know of our neighbors" - dir. Rebecca Baron, 2005 (UK), "And thereafter II" - dir. Lee Hosup, 2006 (Korea), "Zoosónico" - dir. Sal Ricalde, 2002 (Mexico), "Lovely Andrea" - dir. Hito Steyerl, 2007 (Germany)

The Pathologies of the Touristic Experience/ Blanca de La Torre
The Pathologies of the Tourist Experience" aims to come up with a reflection about the reality of tourism and other forms of territory recreational appropriations. It also illustrates the popular rituals that with the progressive increase of tourism now appear to be natural to the contemporary consumer. By examining some of the cultural, ecological and economical problems that have arisen as the byproducts of massive tourism, the show arises questions that are not usually discuss in the artistic sphere but are a current reality to make a space for reflection.
Artists considered: Patricia Esquivias (Venezuela), Avelino Sala (Spain), Manuela Viera Gallo (Chile), Itzíar Barrio (Spain), Daniel Seiple (US), Daniel Zimmerman (Germany), Francesco Jodice (Italy), Angie Eng (US), Jani Ruscica (Finland), Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco (Spain)

Steve Fagin will screen his film "Cuba" Tropicola( 85min) on the 29th of August and will talk about his work the next day.

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