Thursday, March 14, 2024

6:00 pm

Meier Building

Free admission. No booking required. Limited space

The official history of the transition from Franco's regime to a hypothetical democracy has been narrated by the institutions of power in a biassed way, assuming an object of social engineering that constructed the fiction of a free nation at the service of its citizens. This is where the collective Video-Nou / Servei de Vídeo Comunitari adopted a political stance using video as a tool for social activism, documenting non-existent narratives in hegemonic media that would create a sugar-coated and hygienic narrative of a political process where fascism went unpunished. Understanding Video-Nou / Servei de Vídeo Comunitari as a case study, this activity aims to review their works as alternative narratives to Spain's transitional period, presenting the contemporary legacies of a country that was socially enthusiastic about reconstructing everything only to end in a dire disenchantment. 

This event is presented as part of Song for Many Movements, an ephemeral experiment in which the ground floor of MACBA becomes a stage for encounters, conversations and shared listening. Curated by María Berríos and Sabel Gavaldon.

If you have any question, feel free to contact us on 93 481 33 68 or by email at macba [at] macba [dot] cat.