Work Sessions—Madrid, 2016

30 June 2016 - Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid


The Work Sessions provide a platform for artists to share projects in development with a small group of invited professionals in order to receive conceptual and strategic feedback and to connect with prospective co-producers. The sessions are conceived as an adaptation from cinema industry models in response to the specific demands of the contemporary art context.

These sessions rehearse the possibilities arising from the public disclosure of projects in their early stages and thereby add to the debate on the power of seeing images together and that of making and producing them together. In fact, a film production is almost always the result of collective agency.

Projects: Landscape Plus by Laida Lertxundi (ES) (producer: LUX, GB); Trop Tôt by Robbrecht Desmet (BE) (producer: Auguste Orts, BE); El año del descubrimiento by Luis López Carrasco (ES) (accompanied by: CA2M, ES); Nollywood Ashes and Diamons by Janek Simon (PO) (producer: CCA Warsaw, PO); The Trouble with Palms by Filipa César (PT) (producer: Joon Film, DE).

The Trouble with Palms by Filipa César
No annual rings form inside a palm tree trunk. Palms don’t count time in years.As if resisting his...   Read More
Nollywood Ashes and Diamonds by Janek Simon
The main aim of the project is to produce a remake of a seminal Polish film – Ashes and Diamonds by ...   Read More
El año del descubrimiento by Luis López Carrasco
In 1992 two major events took place in Spain: The Olympic Games in Barcelona and the Universal “Expo...   Read More
On a Clear Day by Robbrecht Desmet
Preliminary note (April 2016) The statement below was written before the attacks in Brussels on 2...   Read More
Landscape Plus by Laida Lertxundi
Landscape Plus is an 11-part series of 16mm films and installations, each 2.5 or 11 minutes in durat...   Read More