PhD Reading (Taula_Talk)

Isabel de Naverán

We are watching a film. At one point the characters guiding the plot, leave the shot. The camera keeps shooting the empty space, which can be a landscape, a room or a city. The characters never come back. The camera might move slowly now, exactly as in the sequence-shot of  The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovski, 1986) where the movement of the camera was simulating a…

Now, let's come back to the theatrical space. We are sitting on the deeply dark tribune. On stage there is a big hyper-realistically styled kitchen. It takes all the space. From our spectator's point of view we understand that it is a set design. So we wait. We keep waiting but nobody appears on stage. We look and observe silence. Progressively our vision of the kitchen transforms itself, and what we considered to be part of a set design or a decor on which…

Cinematic time in contemporary choreography is the title of the PhD thesis written by Isabel de Naverán and directed by José A. Sánchez: the thesis was defended on the 26th of October of 2010 at the College of Fine Arts of the UPV/EHU in front of a jury composed by Jon Barredo, Inmaculada Jiménez, Victoria Pérez, Fernando Quesada and Isis Saz. This thesis has been elaborated with the help of a pre-doctoral research scholarship granted by the Departamento de Política Científica del Gobierno Vasco (2004-2008) and y a residency at Azala (2009-2010).  To date, the Lectura de tesis (PhD Reading) has taken place on two occasions.: On the 3rd of August of 2010 at Azala, it lasted 10 hours and it was read by por Matxalen de Pedro, Idoia Zabaleta, Igor de Quadra and Ixiar Rozas; the second time it took place at the Living Room Festival (Madrid) on the 20th of Decembre of and it was read by Miguel Jerez, Celso Giménez, Maral Kekeijan, Isabel de Naverán and María Jerez.

22nd of March, 19h
La Porta

Length: 2 h  (seating limited to 25 persons)

Thanks to: The Departamento de Pintura de la UPV/EHU, Azala, In-presentable, La Casa Encendida, Biblioteca Foral of Bizkaia, La Porta, Jon Mantzisidor, Gabriel Villota, Bojana Cvejic, Jan Ritsema.