Low angle: the sea (En contre-plongée: la mer) is a three-voice dialogue between sculpture, music and cinema. Following a project by French sculptor Jeanne de Petriconi, inspired by Madrid's architectures, the film traces the private stages in the creation of an artwork: from the intellectual and poetic backgrounds, to the personal answers given to the challenges raised by contemporary art.
Guillermo G. Peydró is a spanish filmmaker and art historian, and he has been a programmer for the Greenpoint Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY). He currently pursues a PhD at the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid), focusing his dissertation on the essay film on art, where he studies the critical dialogue between cinema and the visual arts since the beginning of 20th century, as well as its aesthetical, academic and political applications. Peydro’s filmmaking starts from a second degree reading of images of the past, concerning visual arts or personal memories –both often interweaving–, but also images from the present, and in particular referred to ongoing creative processes. His two first essay films on art, The Guernica variations and The imaginary garden, are a denounce of today's civilian repression and its opposite: a meditation on European culture and creativity. Both opened internationally at the Official Selection of the Documenta Madrid Festival 2012, and have been screened at festivals, museums, and universities from Europe, South America and North America.
El jardín imaginario (the imaginary garden, 2012)
Las variaciones Guernica (The Guernica Variations, 2012)
L'année dernière à Montréal (Last year at Montreal, 2013)
En contrapicado: el mar (Low angle: the sea, 2013)