CINE RECORRIDOS IV: Sonic immersion. / By Xisela Franco

Cinema Recorridos is an original experience, now in its fourth year, that takes cinema beyond the traditional screen to expand it in historical locations around Tui.

We propose to a group of artists, filmmakers or visual artists, the challenge of re-signifying three spaces in the city, places that are not usually open to the public. These creators use their projectors as prodigious tools and in their multi-screen performances — expanded cinema or live cinema — they explore new ways of making cinema. We will also feature several artists who, coming from musical anthropology, avant-garde sound or electronic music, explore sound as art. Cine Recorridos will not only be a visual experience but also one of sound.

The first performance is by visual artist and creative programmer Marta Verde, in alchemical conjunction with composer and sound artist José Venditti. Together they will premiere D’Oro at Play-Doc, a show that explores the human being’s mystical fascination with the golden spectrum, gold, transforming the Church of San Domingos into a hypnotic and trance-like setting. They work at the limits of melody and noise in a balancing act between composition and free improvisation. A set made up of modular synthesizers, light, saxophone, percussive objects and digital processing.

In the second stop of this route, the expanded cinema collective M8 (Cris Lores, Belén Veleiro and Lúa Sálomo), in their radical commitment to celluloid, will activate twenty analogue projectors deployed in the cloister of the Seminario de Tui. They will project domestic films (shot on 8mm, Super8, and 16mm) accompanied by the sound collective Colapso (Che Garrido, Pablo LCTRCT). Together they form Novasoyuz, a union that proposes the interaction between expanded cinema and the manipulation of live sound recordings. Pablo Electrocute’s acoustic landscapes characterised by noise and afterpunk combine with Che Garrido’s universe of electronic textures, samplers, delays, oscillators and loops.

In the courtyard of the Cárcel Vieja de Tui we will be acquainted with the Galician/Venezuelan ethnomusicologist and composer Carlos Suárez. His installations show the devices he builds himself: sculptures, kinetic-sound automatons made with motors and self-sufficient electronic gadgets. In his proposal, there coexists an interest in phonography, field-recording, the recovery of sounds in danger of extinction, modular synthesizers and a personal universe that he calls Experimental Organology.

Finally, inside the old prison, we present the visual artist, photographer and poet Josefina Cuneo, a regular visualist on the Uruguayan alternative music scene. She presents Imago, a performative audiovisual essay that deals with autobiographical aspects, such as the subjective aspects of time and memory, the irruption of the pandemic, confinement or her abrupt migration to Madrid; using her personal film archive as a broken mirror that returns ghostly fragments of her memory.