The Listening Eye
Eugeni Bonet: Screens, Projections, Writings
Eugeni Bonet (Barcelona, 1954) is undoubtedly one of the main theoretical referents in the fields of cinema, video and digital media in Spain. For forty years his writings have shown the evolution of these disciplines, establishing genealogies, working methods and the links between four different generations of artists. At the same time, his audiovisual programmes introduced subjects and tendencies that were practically unknown at each successive moment, to the point where many of them became authentic and indispensable textbooks. Moreover, Bonet has also followed a notable trajectory as a curator of exhibitions and artist, with various videos and experimental and feature films to his name.
His exhibition at MACBA brings together a selection of Bonet’s audiovisual programmes. The works can be seen as a meticulous register of all the changes endured for almost three decades by the audiovisual media in Spain, as well as the museum institutions that hosted them. In parallel with the exhibition, MACBA will produce a book, published specifically for this project, compiling Bonet’s most important writings, many of which appeared in rare magazines and fanzines, out-of-print catalogues and even unpublished texts.
Title:The Listening Eye: Screens, Projections, Writings. Opening: Thursday 15 May 2014, at 7.30 pm Dates: 16 May to 31 August 2014 Curator: Valentín Roma Exhibition organised and produced by: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) Catalogue:Escritos de vista y oído, 19 May 2014 Project's website: Eugeni Bonet: escritos de vista y oido