Blurring the boundaries of documentary and fiction by María Palacios Cruz

21.09.10
Blue Meridian, Sofie Benoot María Palacios Cruz considers two very different approaches to dealing with fact through fiction – Sofie Benoot’s Blue Meridian and David Simon’s Treme. Treme – the new TV drama from David Simon, creator of The Wire – is set in post-Katrina New Orleans, and documents the struggles of a city and its people to survive in the wake of natural and political disasters. ...
Watching the watchers – programming the Urban Screens Festival, Amsterdam

28.10.09
Andreas Templin, As if to Nothing, 2008 María Palacios Cruz on presenting work in public spaces. Since 2007, CASZ has been presenting the work of contemporary audiovisual artists on a 40 square metre urban screen in the Zuidas district in Amsterdam – a business district, where the World Trade  Centre is located. Situated right next to the train Amsterdam Zuid train station, the screen is in full ...
Independent Film Show in Naples

24.10.09
Project Instructions, Morgan Fisher 1976 Dates: 3-7 November 2009 | Location: Naples Fresh from their terrific job as guest curators at this year’s Impakt Festival,  curators Maria Palacios Cruz and Stoffel Debuysere are presenting two programmes for the Independent Film Show in Naples, 3 – 7 November 2009. (DE)CODING includes works by John Smith, Hollis Frampton and Robert Nelson, and there’s a programme of films by the ...
Impakt Festival 2009: Accelerated Living

12.10.09
Berlin Horse, Malcolm Le Grice Dates: 14-18 October 2009 | Location: Utrecht Impakt Festival in the beautiful Dutch city of Utrecht has been going for 20 years but remains resolutely at the forefront of film and media art events – it’s one of the most considered and interesting events around. This year is no exception. The usual Panorama screenings provide a unique overview of current international practice. And ...
What’s in a name? María Palacios Cruz on Contour 09

08.09.09
La Feé Electricité, image courtesy of Andreas Bunte and Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin Since 2003 the city of Mechelen in Belgium has hosted Contour,  a unique initiative combining historical sightseeing with contemporary art – and more specifically, audiovisual art. The principle is quite straightforward, and yet refreshingly pleasant: to make video art interact with historic places by presenting the work of artists working with moving image ...