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Mobileskino: super8, artistic activism, manifestos and installations


Mobileskino will bring their full work to the space of the old Provincial Prison of A Coruña within the framework of (S8) Periheral Film Festival. Do not stop reading the explication given by the group and come and enjoy them at the (S8).

Mobileskino is a collective of four Super8 activists: Florian Olloz, Roland Schmidt, Gilbert Engelhard and David Pfluger. They founded Mobileskino in 2000 with the idea to spread the philosophy of Super8 and make cinema something interactive rather than a place where you sit down and consume images. The first projections and installations were shown in Basel and Zürich, the cities they come from. Their products are short movies with or without action, documentations, animations and loops. The films are shown in installations, as a collage of layers, as main movie or as accompaniment with or without sound. info

Marcos Nine.- J.E.D.N, referential figure in a cinematography scene without icons

José Ernesto Díaz Noriega

Marcos Nine, author and director of the following works: J.E.D.N José Ernesto Díaz Noriega and Pensando en Soledad, writes for (S8) a personal reflection about the figure of the father of the amateur cinema in Galicia.


JEDN: Referential figure in a cinematography scene without icons

It is impossible for me to talk about José Ernesto Díaz-Noriega from a point of view that is not strictly personal and subjective. In my case, his figure goes beyond the brilliance of his films. He is, above other considerations, the first referential figure. info

amalgama: iván zulueta

On this  occasion, Andrés Duque (programmer of Opera Prima for (S8), points out the creative relation between drugs-use and filmmaking in the cinema of Iván Zulueta.

VIDEO: AMALGAMA, 1976, Super 8


In the 60’s people took acids to make the world weird; now the world is weird, and people takes Prozac to make it normal. Legal drugs are there to change our perception of time, from Kairos to Cronos. Zulueta’s films work the other way around to show us potential time, timeless and eternal. As Pedro P. states in the film Arrebato: “The mirror opens its doors to show me… (pause accompanied by a sneeze) … the other.”
“The other”, i. e., is like the shameless and not alienating decision that complements with “the one” and whose function is to oppose the latter representing the unclassifiable, the reprehensible, the censurable. It is this other side of the coin that Zulueta dared to explore with honesty and untill it’s ultimate consequences.

– Andrés Duque –