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Film Info
El cuaderno de barro

Film Information

Exhibition Title El cuaderno de barro
Original Title El cuaderno de barro
English Title The Clay Diaries
Director Isaki Lacuesta
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 60'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Miquel Barceló, Josef Nadj, Alain Mahe, Amon Pegnere Dolo, Amassagou Dolo
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Diego Dussuel
  • Edición / Editing: Lupe Pérez García
  • Producción / Producer: Luisa Matienzo, Dan Wechsler
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Tusitala P.C., Bord Cadre Films, TVE
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More than twenty years ago, Spanish painter Miquel Barceló drove a van through the Sahara desert. By the end of his journey, his art and his life had changed, and he decided to set up his workshop on the high ground of the Dogón Country. There, he learned how to work among termites and scorpions, and fast before the heat would dry out the paint and the wind would throw the canvases. The fruits of this phase are known worldwide, but his African shop has stayed as an almost impenetrable stronghold. In order to get a sense of the artist’s private life in Africa, we usually had to check the photographs, or the journals in which Barceló describes life in the desert. Now, at last, the artist opens up his Gogolí workshop to a film crew: the one of Los pasos dobles. And as we see him at work, performing Paso doble together with choreographer Josef Nadj, or simply his everyday life, we suddenly understand that the usual analysis –the influence of Pollock, bull fighting, etc.– is not enough: landscapes, people, and the Dogón cosmogony are continuously reverberating in Barceló’s work (and life).


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