What kind of image of a man and a woman would be gained by an alien that had never met any living human being and only knew them through the images that appear in the media? This question forms the premise for the film made by Eugènia Balcells in 1978: Boy Meets Girl, with its strong gender-based content. Here, the film is divided vertically into two parts: to the left appears a succession of images of women and, to the right, of men, all taken from newspapers, magazines, adverts, etc. The artist has structured the film as if it were a game in which relationships are formed between the different images as they criss-cross and form couples at random. In this way, the viewer can see what are the contemporary archetypes and stereotypes of men and women with which today's media are flooded.

WORKS IN THE COLLECTION BY EUGÈNIA BALCELLS

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I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life
Jean-Michel Basquiat