DIAPAUSE

  1. The first project has been 'Hush, little baby', referencing the old 'Summertime' song. It is indeed full of super8 recordings both from myself recently and my uncle's -during summer, some decades ago. This video is an homage to two persons in my family who recently passed away and that I will keep in my mind forever.

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  2. Pawel is the only character in this short tale. He's visiting Rome, after years, for remembering his year living in the Eternal City. He feels he doesn't fit anymore in it, as if the city didn't welcome him or his memories anymore. He'll remember that sad tale he wrote when he was living there: about a guy who starts forgetting everything. He'll buy a new jacket and fucking learn to live with it. Just enjoy Rome in the present, as hard as it is with such an old jewel.

    This second project is dedicated to the roman experiences and Czarek, with whom I could start developing this silly idea. Thanks to Alessandro for the voiceover, that pugliese accent would give Oscars to any director.

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  3. This concrete project is an homage of the project of Romeo & Juliet in Taganrog (Russia) during the 2012's fall. I got a new camera for the trip around Eastern Europe and it stopped working the first day, in Hungary. Ever since, I tried to repair it: in Austria, Poland, and finally in Ukraine I started shooting with my Super8 video camera. The initial project was to portrait the difference facial expressions through one country to the other. It didn't succeed, as any stupid project I have ever done, but the accidental result of it was this beautiful images that remind me the times when I ate borsch, drunk vodka and played in that beautiful theatre.

    I thank IUGTE and all the people envolved in the Taganrog Theatre, that was an unforgettable experience. Thanks to each one of them, to Ostrenko and the international staff.

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  4. This is the last video for this little project. What a relief for everyone, specially me.

    And yet, it also took a lot of time to be done. This video contains lots of stolen video material with the pictures I took on the 29th or March 2012. That day there was a general strike in Spain. I participated in the demonstration and took photos of the events from a pretty small and violent group of people. The police didn't intervened after everything was burned, but they decided to come and dissolve the demonstration where thousands of people were calmly protesting. They started to shoot the rubber bullets and one of them hit my head. I had a cerebral commotion and finally all my friends and relatives have an excuse: "well, he was hit in the head by a bullet... he was a regular guy before, though...'.

    This video has no pretty big political nor artistic pretensions, like non of the rest tried to do. It's just an idea that came in my head on 2012 (there were many things going to my head that year) during the announcement of bail-out in Spain. Ever since, things haven't changed that much: politicians keep doing the same, keep being the same ones and the ideology hasn't changed a bit. Berlusconi, Rajoy, Samaras, Barroso... the Mediterranean countries did not ever needed an economical bail-out. We need a political bail-out.

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DIAPAUSE

Pablo Lechuga

'Diapause' is a series of short-films. None of them might have anything in common but the diapositive technique that gives name to this project. As its own name literally means, 'diapause' is a physical and psychological suspension in response of different


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'Diapause' is a series of short-films. None of them might have anything in common but the diapositive technique that gives name to this project. As its own name literally means, 'diapause' is a physical and psychological suspension in response of different environmental conditions. Someone could say that's the reason: the photography is used within the medium from the movies, it is a step back for comprehending the reality just with simple shots. But the truth is that I am a cheap bastard and I did not want to spend money buying a brand-new camera.

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