40 years of Light Cone
Ciclos y Retrospectivas



In this program we will go through an accumulation of colors and textures never seen before and only possible thanks to the random photochemical magic. From film developed with coffee and homemade emulsions sensitive to light, to all kinds of dyes and solarizations as well as films printed with plants and flowers. When chemical formulas become visual poetry.

A PERFECT STORM (Karel Doing | 2022 | United Kingdom, Netherlands | 16mm | 3 min.)

REBENTY (Collectif Rebenty | 2018 | France | 16mm | 5 min.)

SELF PORTRAIT (Ricardo Leite | 2009 | Portugal | 16mm | 1 min.)

SILLAGES #2 (Antoine Ledroit, Aurélie Percevault | 2014 | Francia | 16mm | 5 min.)

EL OCÉANO ANÁLOGO (Luis Macías | 2021 | Spain, Mexico | 16mm | 9 min.)

KONRAD & KURFURST (Esther Urlus | 2014 | Netherlands | 16mm | 7 min.)

CAPSICUM (Deborah S. Phillips | 2008 | Germany | 16mm | 12 min.)

K (EXIL) (Frédérique Devaux | 2008 | France | 16mm | 9 min.)

TAHOUSSE (Olivier Fouchard & Mahine Rouhi | 2001-2006 | France | 16mm | 31 min.)

Total runtime: 82 min.


If we are deprived of the means of production, we have no choice but to appropriate them.
This seems to be the philosophy behind the network of artist-run laboratories, which since
the mid-1990s have been spreading around the world in response to the withering
disappearance of commercial laboratories. Defending their right to continue exploiting the
aesthetic and ethical properties of celluloid, this analog resistance has left a trail of dazzling
works in super 8 and 16mm (among other formats) of which here we offer a brief sample.
Films that can only be made by hand and in an artisanal way, and of which the maximum
splendor is clearly projected in their original formats. These are the spearheads, coming
from punk and DIY, of a movement that has seen the growth of independent 16mm
productions, supporting the loyalty to celluloid of filmmakers like Tarantino or P.T. Anderson,
and the 23 million posts on Instagram under the hashtag #filmisnotdead. Beyond nostalgia,
creations and projects coming from a present that claims as its own the artistic and plastic
possibilities of the original material of cinema.

Featuring work developed in the following laboratories: Film in Process (London, UK),
MIRE (Nantes, France), Átomo 47 (Porto, Portugal), Cráter Lab (Barcelona, Spain),
Filmwerkplaast (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Labor Berlin (Berlin, Germany), L'ABOMINABLE
(La Courneuve, France), MTK (Grenoble, France), LABO BXL (Brussels, Belgium), Filmkoop
Wien (Vienna, Austria), KLUBVIZIJA ZAGREB (Zagreb, Croatia), L'ETNA (Montreuil, France), Filmverkstaden (Helsinki, Finland), Baltic Analog Lab (Riga, Latvia), Zine Lab (San
Sebastian, Spain), Cherry Kino (traveling lab) and LABBÀSH (Milan, Italy).

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