Ana Esteve Reig

La Pantalla Mágica 2018

La voz digital 2018

Fitness 2018

Performance El Oráculo 2017

El Oráculo 2016

El documental de Dalila 2016

Lessons 2015

One Meter 2015

Fantástica TV 2014

No concept 2014

Después de Nunca Jamás 2014

Slide 2013

La Consulta 2013

Olimpiadas, 2012

Don´t believe in me, 2012

Futuro Inmediato, 2012

Blancanieves, 2012

Paraísos Perdidos 2011

Bad Romance, 2010

Encierro, 2010

Duelo, 2010

La Expectativa, 2009

Haltung, 2009

Other works

La pantalla mágica// The magic screen

21 minutes 41 seconds, 4K, color, stereo sound, spanish

La pantalla mágica is a work in the style of a promotional video that shows the “City of Light”, a film studio of some 320,000 square meters built in 2005, by public initiative, in Alicante, with the idea of turning it into the European Hollywood. Yet fourteen years later, its sets, warehouses, design workshops, dressing rooms, make-up rooms, offices and back lots lie vacant, after the Valencian Regional Government decreed its closure in 2014. It has since been put up twice for auction and is currently on sale with a view to somehow keeping it in operation.

We are taken round the filming facilities in the City of Light by a presenter who explains in detail the purpose and characteristics of each space. Along the way, our visit becomes an anatomization of the audiovisual image, and a meditation on the power and importance of fiction, cinematographic in this case, as a basis for the construction of reality and its perception. To what extent do cinematographic stories act as a scenario and projection of collective dreams? The history and life of the moving image are present throughout our audiovisual journey around the City of Light, which at the same time interrogates the existence and survival of this kind of imaginary. The film studio is a ruin that invites us to reflect on projects that fail, but also on how these same projects can end up as places that are visited, venerated and mythologized.

Work produced with the support of a 2017 MULTIVERSE Grant for Video Art Creation, BBVA Foundation

https://www.multiverso-fbbva.es/beneficiario/ana-esteve-reig/

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