This programme tries to capture the fascination for astronomy and the cosmos from a selection of filmmakers who since the origins of cinema, have explored the mysteries of the universe. The screen unfolds here like a night sky capable of revealing phenomena invisible to the naked eye, as shown in the films by Emily Richardson or Dominic Angerame. And extravagant fantasies, the fruit of the artist’s imagination (Segundo de Chomón, Georges Melies…). Painted cinema that draws the firmament on the film (Stan Brakhage) or the infinite yellow shades of the sun’s sphere (Joseph Bernard); abstract and transcendent films, where astronomy merges with oriental philosophies (Jordan Belson); raw material from the satellites themselves, such as that collected by the Semiconductor duo; or cosmic and fun dances, such as those created by Maya Deren, Leslie Supnet, or Lawrence Jordan. The universe is a continuous flow of energy, movement, and regeneration (Tess Martin), whose phenomena, signs, and signals challenge us from above (Alexi Manis). These celestial objects are, above all, the films themselves, flashes of light in the dark room.

Programme II: Saturday June 17 at 21:00 h

Event location

San Cristovo de Mouricios, 2
27510 Chantada Lugo
43º 00’ 36.0’’ N 7º 33’ 41.0’’ W

Objetos Celestes. El Cine y el Cosmos is a film programme curated by Andrea Franco, emerged after the art and astronomy activity ‘Vilaseco from the hamlet’ project. 

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