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PUNTO Y RAYA FESTIVAL 2009
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    Based in Barcelona, MAD is a non-profit association devoted to cultural engineering through the development of projects involving Art, Science and Technology.

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    PUNTO Y RAYA FESTIVAL    SECOND FESTIVAL EDITION

    The second edition of "the most abstract festival in the world" took place from November 25th through 29th 2009 at Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona. The international competition featured 86 films (out of the 253 submitted), a 16mm. retrospective introduced by Larry Cuba, PyRformances (live AV sets) by local artists, the educational activities in our Academy Programme, and for the first time, installations exploring in various disciplines (fashion design, industrial design, analogue synthesis, and more) the relationship between abstract art, sound, body and space.

    ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME

    SHORT FILM COMPETITION

    Through our second international call for entries, we received 253 dot·line films from 37 countries.
    These are the selected 86, structured into six 52’ reels.


      Screening Reels
    GUEST SCREENINGS

    In our first collaboration with the iotaCenter in Los Angeles·CA, Larry Cuba will introduce this 16mm retrospective, which features two of his own works. We will discuss his creative process and the origins and evolution of abstract animation using computers.

    GUEST PYRFORMANCES

    Alba G. Corral + Nika perform The Space in Between in an intimate setting. Telenoika Feedback Experience transport us far with their analog machines, which visualise sound and musicalise imagery. VJ Dima tells us about the origins of the Oscilloscope and performs an Audiovisual Concert with his synthesizer. Texas Sci Fi shake the building's foundations with their powerful noisism and digital visuals.

    OPEN ACADEMY

    Addressed to general audiences, Sergi Valverde introduces us to the fascinating world of Complex Networks and their representation systems.

    ACADEMY FOR STUDENTS

    Adressing our youngest audience, Laboratorium are back with their sucessful Many Meters of Film. And the grown-ups are invited to explore various analog and digital tools to convey a particular concept in abstract visuals.

    INSTALLATIONS

    Anita García_alehop! knits her enRED. L'Orchestra dels Luthiers Drapaires build a Videowall which generates abstract sounds and imagery in constant flux. And IED Barcelona Fashion Design students exhibit the works they've created inspired by dots and lines.

    ACTIONS

    Award Ceremony and discussion pannel with the jurors and some of the artists in the competition.

    VENUE
    Arts Santa Mònica
    Arts Santa Mònica
     La Rambla, 7
    > website

    The Secretary of Culture supports the Arts Santa Mònica Creativity Centre as a multidisciplinary space and meeting point for various local talents, seeking to promote Catalonian creativity, innovation, risk and thought.

    Open, attentive and participative, it must boost and dinamise the creative system of Catalonia.

    ORGANISER
    Ana Santos
    Ana Santos   Direction, Production & Communication

    BA in Graphic Design and Photography. She works as a freelance art director and web designer.

    Founder member of MAD.

    Nöel Palazzo
    Nöel Palazzo   Direction, Production & Communication

    Screenwriter and researcher. She occasionally delves into making experimental videos and animations, and lectures and writes essays as a film critic. A couple of her short films have been awarded internationally.

    Since 2008 she's been a member of the iotaCenter's Advisory Council (Los Angeles, CA) and coordinator of the Spanish speaking community at the Visual Music Village.

    She acts as a juror for various international film & animation festivals, and curates special programmes of avantgarde animation.

    COLLABORATORS

    Arts Santa Mònica



    iotaCenter

    AECIDICIC
    EpsonIEDInstitut Français BarceloneTelenoikaBarcelona Visió


    ORGANISED BY

    mad

    Arts Santa Mònica

    WITH THE COLLABORATION OF

    iotaCenter

    AECIDICIC
    EpsonIEDInstitut Français BarceloneTelenoikaBarcelona Visió

    WE HEARTFULLY THANK

    Jaume Bosch | Albert Callejo | Alba G. Corral | Larry Cuba | Helena Febrés | Juanjo Fernández | Anita García | Laboratorium | Lluís Ribalta Coma-Cros | Javier Romañach

    Our deluxe jury and all the volunteers for their kind work.