Six souvenirs de jeunesse, s.l.: s.n., 1971
Bauhausbücher. Malerei Fotographie Film, n. 8, Munich: Albert Langen, 1925
New York film vissuto, Rovereto: s.n., 1931
06 April, 2017 - 28 May, 2017
Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona
Curated: Mela Dávila
The exhibition Legible/Visible. Between the Film Frame and the Page aims to explore the relationships of continuity, complementarity and dialectics that are established within artist publications and audiovisual works, two mediums that have undergone periods of profound development in a creative context over the last century. The crossover between publications and audiovisual material can be traced back to the twenties when, in his reflections on the aesthetics of light in relation to moving images, László Moholy-Nagy called for the structure of cinematographic narration to be reconsidered, whilst those in the field of graphic design radically re-evaluated the form and function of typography upon the page.
With more than twenty works of a dual nature—publications and film—Legible/Visible. Between the Film Frame and the Page illustrates the interest of creators in intertwining and linking the printed page and audiovisual material, overlapping them to the extent that they become almost fused into a single surface for creation. What happens when an artist ‘translates’ certain content from a printed medium to an audiovisual format, or vice versa? What is changed, what is altered and what remains when this transposition of formats takes place? How do they complement or counter one another? This exhibition invites reflection on issues such as sequentiality, narrative, cinema, the passage of time, montage, representations of movement and, ultimately, the relationship between publications and audiovisual material, two of the most important mediums upon which the cultural and social landscape of our time is built.