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26 May 2009
LOOP’09: Grimonprez, la Guerra Fría y los mecanismos de construcción de realidades

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En la Capella del MACBA se presenta esta tarde (ver horarios en agenda) “Double Take”, un excelente ensayo videográfico de Johan Grimonprez.
Si en uno de sus trabajos anteriores más destacados, “Dial H.I.S.T.O.R.Y” (1997), el artista realizaba una meticulosa recontrucción de la historia del terrorismo aéreo, en su trabajo más reciente, “Double Take” (2009), Grimonprez parte de un actor, doble de Hitchcock, para recrear la psicosis política y social de principios de la década de los 60. Un período marcado por la Guerra Fría que, en algunos aspectos no parece tan alejada de la actualidad.
Consciente de la “ficción” asumida de los documentales (que, ya desde sus inicios, para mostrar la realidad deben acudir a una serie de artificios), Grimonprez utiliza el “ensayo en vídeo” para apropiarse de imágenes, de recursos y de lenguajes, con la intención de evidenciar los mecanismos de construcción de nuestra sociedad.

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LOOP’09: Grimonprez, la Guerra Fría y los mecanismos de construcción de realidades

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