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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.