Esperanza Collado (ES)

Esperanza Collado is an artist-researcher whose work explores the philosophical vocation of cinema often through non-filmic forms. Her book Paracinema: la desmaterialización del cine en las prácticas artísticas (recipient of the Spanish prize ‘Escritos sobre arte’ in 2011) offers a critical and historical insight around a possible ‘a-disciplinary’ cinematographic practice. Her acclaimed performance-environment We Only Guarantee the Dinosaurs was described by experimental filmmaker Jodie Mack as “a carefully constructed choreography… through an earnest investigation of the essence of cinema (pre-, present, post-) and its possibilities. The future of a thriving cinema(rt) relies upon efforts like [this]”.

Collado’s recent works have been presented at Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), The Film Gallery (Paris), Images Festival (Toronto), Biennial of Havana (Cuba), Unconscious Archives at Art Cinema OFF-off (Ghent), Museum of Contemporary Art of Tehran (Iran) and Art Centre Ongoing (Tokyo). Collado has curated several film programmes and exhibitions in Ireland, Spain and the UK, and is a co-founder of LEVE, a record label that releases annual editions of field recordings on 45rpm vinyl made by invited artists. She lectures at the Fine Arts College in Cuenca, Spain, and coordinates part of the MA in Performance Practice and Visual Culture of Museum Reina Sofia.

Esperanza Collado

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Filed as: close-upfilm performanceaudiovisualartistparacinema

Published on 28 Jul 2017