The Videopride 2018 Edition featured a selection of 18 LGBT/feminist-themed works that were projected on July 5, during the celebration of Madrid's Pride Week, at the La Neomudejar Museum.
ARTIST: Callahan Bracken
DESCRIPTION: Through the recontextualization of archive recordings of the TWENTIETH century, Boys Beware seeks to explore trends within hypermasculine relationships, and how these tendencies alienate queer youth.
DURATION: 1 ' 5 ' '
ARTIST: ALBERTO VILLAGRASA
DESCRIPTION: XX pretends to be a visual essay that materializes one of the lines of research and creation of its author, as it is the exploration of the tools of expression of the queer identity. The work begins as a videoperformance that shows a young body in nature in a moment of homoerotic ecstasy. By introducing certain elements, we are referred to the famous martyrdom of St. Sebastian, underlining the fine line between the language of queer desire and spiritual ecstasy.
DURATION: 1 ' 40 ' '
MISSING THE TARGET
ARTIST: Werther Germondari and Maria Laura Spagnoli
DESCRIPTION: A shooter fails to maintain his concentration while he is training… The work leads the spectator to question their preconceptions about gender, power and violence.
DURATION: 3 '
TITSPLOTATION IN PLUSHTERCIOPELO WORLD
ARTIST: Candela Vey
DESCRIPTION: Following an event on a beach in Argentina where a group of women who took the sun topless were repressed by police, different marches took place around the world under the name of "Titsplotation". Meanwhile, in the world of Plushterciopelo, showing the breasts is forbidden even for men, but the artist Ely D.D. He is looking for the last women in the world who would be willing to show their breasts as a model, to make the last Titsplotation.
DURATION: 8 '
ARTIST: Anna Maria Staiano
DESCRIPTION: Reminiscences of a queer childhood. A poetic and symbolic interpretation of sexual dissent that explores social and family pressure on girls to become "good women."
DURATION: 4 ' 17 ' '
ARTIST: Christian Najera
DESCRIPTION: In 2013, Sofia spent 50 hours at Buenos Aires International Airport waiting for a flight to Mexico. Five years later, using his own footage found (amateur videos and voice notes from WhatsApp) decides to tell a story about his relationship with Maribel, an Argentinean girl whose friendship became something else.
DURATION: 8 '
ARTIST: Clark Nikolai
DESCRIPTION: Surrealist, claustrophobic and comic work, in which a composer of scores of cinema is distracted by a video monitor haunted in his sound studio, where he sees scenes of conversations disconnected, result of an incorrect dubbing.
DURATION: 6 '
ARTIST: Antony Hickling
DESCRIPTION: A cruising area is transformed into a arcádico, majestic and idyllic environment as we discover male bodies in the forest. A series of sonnets by William Shakespeare add to an atmosphere that brings us reminiscences of the Dream of a summer night.
DURATION: 7 ' 19 ' '
ARTIST: Maria J & Karla Noriega
DESCRIPTION: Exploration of the internal struggle that implies for the individual the fact of not being able to find a balance between what he feels and desires, and what the society expects about the gender that has been assigned to him, through a series of characters that are revealed before the Conf Internal Licto that provokes the social norms against its identity of gender and sexual orientation.
DURATION: 2 ' 19 ' '
THE NAMELESS BODY
ARTIST: Jimena Medina
DESCRIPTION: A young girl wakes up and starts her daily routine looking for what to wear. When he looks in the mirror, he approaches different facets of his intimacy that will force her to confront parts of herself, which she sometimes strives to forget.
DURATION: 3 ' 50 ' '
ARTIST: César Small Chavez
DESCRIPTION: Identity narrates the search and discovery of a person's gender identity, represented through two characters. It remains in the hands of the spectator to decide which personality is true.
DURATION: 1 '
ARTIST: Huangzhi Tang
DESCRIPTION: ID is a reflection around self and identity. By traveling to the subconscious through the daily routine, the person takes awareness of his true self. Inspired by dreams as dialogues between the deep self and identity, the artist uses collage as the main visual style, imitating the process of deconstructing and reconstructing dreams, creating metaphors about the construction of identity, Gender, the person, the reality or the routine.
DURATION: 3 ' 6 ' '
ARTIST: Ausín Sainz
DESCRIPTION: The demonstrations made by Adolf Hitler on November 16, 1940 on homosexuality last 78 years later. The death penalty for homosexual relations is still in force in eight states.
DURATION: 2 ' 46 ' '
FOR YOUR PLEASURE
ARTIST: Miguel Maldonado
DESCRIPTION: For Your Pleasure It is a reflection on human relationships as power relations. In this case, the background is a gay sauna, where relationships of all kinds are established, including power relations: Life and Death, sex and destruction.
DURATION: 7 ' 26 ' '
ARTIST: Ana Čigon
DESCRIPTION: A cat enters the office of the Ministry of Mates Affairs and requests a passport. Everything is fine until the employees demand to know the sex of the cat.
DURATION: 4 ' 59 ' '
THE HEDONISTIC TENDENCIES OF THE MODERN PERSON
ARTIST: David Cash
DESCRIPTION: Questioning the hedonistic tendencies of our modern society, this work is not intended to be a critique of society but a mirror of its nature, by highlighting sex, excess and violence.
DURATION: 1 ' 21 ' '
ARTIST: Karthika Sakthivel
DESCRIPTION: Inspired by the multidisciplinary project #Weareangry, the artist expresses her growing concern at the alarming number of crimes against women committed in India. Endorsing the words of Allan G Johnson, according to which anger in women is unacceptable "because enraged women are women in contact with their passion and power," the artist frees her inner Kali, the angry Indian goddess, paradoxically so revered in His country, only to find himself with a sense of utter helplessness and resignation.
DURATION: 1 ' 43 ' '
ARTISTS: Diego plums, Henar Butler, Alberto Pina, Jesus Catalán and Tania Reyes
DESCRIPTION: The fundamental idea of sin arises in the reflections that the biblical passages of Genesis arouse with regard to the creation of the human being. The extreme binarism of gender that prescribe the so-called religions of the book, seated in the heteropatriarcal conception of the social hierarchies and the absolute denial of the existence of diverse realities, lead the authors to wonder about the origin of the Difference, of homosexuality and dissenting identities, with the idea of the rib as an organic backbone of the human condition.
DURATION: 2 ' 48 ' '