MORE ABOUTAna Steve Reig
Ana Esteve (Agres, Alicante, 1986) has BAs in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and in Visual Arts, majoring in video, from the Kunsthochschule Kassel (Germany), where she also pursued postgraduate studies with Professor Bjørn Melhus.
Holder of a Videolab master’s degree in Contemporary Audiovisual Creation from the Lens School of Visual Arts, she has taken part in almost sixty exhibitions since 2008.
La pantalla mágica will be shot in Ciudad de la Luz, a 320,000 square meter complex erected at public initiative in Alicante in 2007, with the idea of turning it into a European Hollywood.
Seven years later, its sets, warehouses, set construction workshops, dressing and make-up rooms, ancillary facilities and outdoor filming locations lie abandoned after the Valencian regional Government ordered its closure in 2014.
Ana Esteve will create a mock promotional film for the Ciudad de la Luz, not for documentary purposes but as a reflection on the power exerted by fiction and cinema in the construction of reality and its perception. The ruins will invite meditation on projects that fall through but also on how they might grow into places that are visited, venerated and mythicized.