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+ 2019-07-26 10:00 2019-09-01 21:00 Europe/Madrid Hasta que las nubes nos unan, Guardiola‑Diola Hasta que las nubes nos unan, Guardiola-Diola is the continuation of a video-essay project on ancestral cultures in Africa and Europe that are either changing or disappearing. Why does no one sing any more in rural Spain? This film is a hymn to the heart of Africa that seeks to celebrate the roots of our humanity in a place where nature is sacred, where the material and spiritual join together, and where joy, generosity and life – corresponding undoubtedly to the female principle – spring quite naturally from everyday death. The Diola people of Africa get their food from farming and hunting. These are also the main occupations in Guardiola, the author’s village. Yet materialism, lack of generosity, consumerism in its diverse variants – as offered, for instance, by the entertainment industry – are breaking the original bond that connects us to the magical side of life and all that gives it meaning. Try to remember, there is a dream that is dreaming us. Video, 64’ Sala MULTIVERSO. BBVA Foundation. Palacio del Marqués de Salamanca. Paseo de Recoletos, 10. Madrid FBBVA informacion@fbbva.es

DATE AND TIME

26/07/2019 - 01/09/2019
Monday to Sunday and public holidays: 10:00 - 21:00

ADMISSION

Free admission

VENUE

Sala MULTIVERSO. BBVA Foundation. Palacio del Marqués de Salamanca. Paseo de Recoletos, 10. Madrid

CICLO

Multiverso 2018-2019

Hasta que las nubes nos unan, Guardiola-Diola is the continuation of a video-essay project on ancestral cultures in Africa and Europe that are either changing or disappearing.
Why does no one sing any more in rural Spain? This film is a hymn to the heart of Africa that seeks to celebrate the roots of our humanity in a place where nature is sacred, where the material and spiritual join together, and where joy, generosity and life – corresponding undoubtedly to the female principle – spring quite naturally from everyday death.
The Diola people of Africa get their food from farming and hunting. These are also the main occupations in Guardiola, the author’s village. Yet materialism, lack of generosity, consumerism in its diverse variants – as offered, for instance, by the entertainment industry – are breaking the original bond that connects us to the magical side of life and all that gives it meaning.
Try to remember, there is a dream that is dreaming us.
Video, 64’

ARTIST

Lluís Escartín

CURATOR

Laura Baigorri

CATALOGUE

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