Lluís Escartín (Barcelona, 1966) is a video artist trained at the School of Visual Arts and the Anthology Film Archives (both in New York) whose substantial production, markedly global in outlook, has taken him from Spain to the United States by way of Jordan, Uzbekistan, Polynesia, Egypt and the Netherlands.
His works – straddling poetry and documentary, and not shy of tackling situations of conflict like the oppression of the Tuaregs, the Arab Spring or Middle Eastern politics – have been shown at festivals in Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Kosovo, France, Germany, Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay, the United States, Australia and South Korea, among other countries.
Hasta que las nubes nos unan is a video essay about the invisible threads connecting very different and distant cultures, particularly though agricultural practices, music, ties with the ancestral past and interdependence with nature.
Starting from the fact that our common origin is partly located in stardust, the author will film in rural areas of Penedés (Spain) and isolated communities in the Gambia connected to nature for reasons of survival, where primordial musical rhythms are of vital importance. The idea is to experiment freely with sound and image to show what lies beyond the reach of conventional audiovisual languages.