A lone car at the edge of a forest, a hidden identity and the act of obscuring the windows of the vehicle are the narrative elements used by Euba in Gatika doble final (Gatika Double Final). Recorded in the woods of the town of Gatika, in Biscay, a province of the Basque Country, Euba invites us to reflect on the idea of truth and falsehood, and on the false dilemma between truth and fiction. Playing with the idea of a wooded area in the Basque context of the late 1990s also creates a climate of mistrust and fear. While there is no sign of explicit violence and the live sound of the action reminds us that this is a performance, the visual grammar to which we are conditioned by cinema and the media makes us interpret Euba’s actions as if they were a thriller.

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