Look Again: Five Visions in Contemporary Video

Tabakalera, Pais Vasco, San Sebastian, 04/24/2009 - 06/21/2009

Paseo del Duque de Mandas


Showing together the work of Filipa César, Marine Hugonnier, Rosalind Nashashibi, Anri Sala and Rui Toscano, this exhibition brings together video works that makes us look twice to our surroundings - our daily routines, private and public spaces, cities, panoramic views, landscapes and history. Presenting us with different ways of looking at the world, and filmed in different locations in Afghanistan, Albania, Brazil, Germany, Portugal, Palestine and the US, all make us question what we see and how 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 Look Again, 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.

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Rosalind Nashashibi

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