Sección Ollares Intencionados – Imparted by Adriana Vila Guevara

WORKSHOP ‘De la investigación a la creación biográfica’ [From investigation to biographic creation]

DATES: friday 27th (16h – 20h) and saturday 28th of march (10:30 – 14:30h / 16h – 20h) LIMITED PLACES: 15 people
DURATION: 12 hours
PLACE: Museo do Pobo Galego


Throughout its history as a discipline, anthropology has been dedicated to the complex task of understanding the Other One, facing the contradictory condition of the influence exercised by the very presence of those who investigate. In the same way, in documentary filmmaking (and even in other artistic disciplines interested in the Other/Oneself relationship), the approach and development of relationships and understandings of the characters they want to represent usually places the creator in a constant debate on the forms and content that guide these processes. How do you start? The first approach… Where do we stand? What questions to ask, what questions not to ask, what position to take, how much to register, how to register it?

This workshop seeks to create a space for the discussion of these and so many issues that surround the beginning and development of an approach. Without claiming to give unique answers, it focuses on providing a variety of methods, resources, principles, discussions, and questions of ethnographic but also cinematographic and creative basis, for the approach to that complicated -although also exciting- work of understanding the Other One. In an attempt to create one of the many possible representations of who left in the past, we are in the present, or even ww wish to be. Between construction of life stories, biographies, portraits or simple doodles. Where, in addition, the author unintentionally ends up highlighting the presence of his own elusive Self within the framework of all exploration.


All people interested in these topics, whether for personal interest, as part of a research work in the social sciences, humanities or other disciplines, and in particular artists and filmmakers who want to enrich their creative and exploratory processes.


She is a filmmaker, artist and anthropologist. Her work moves between film experimentation, documentary creation and reflective and confessional ethnographic study. PhD in anthropology from the Universitat de Barcelona with a thesis on authorship, biographical construction, imagery and representation in the construction of the film portrait. She is a professor of documentary and experimental cinema at the Escuela Superior de Cine y Audiovisuales de Catalunya (ESCAC), and co-founder of the independent and analog cinema laboratory Crater-Lab, where she combines her curatorial, teaching and experimental filmmaking work. She teaches the series of ‘Cinematographic Artifacts’ of the Xcèntric Archive (CCCB), in addition to collaborating with different training institutions and film centers, with theoretical-practical workshops on cinema and anthropology. She screened her work in numerous festivals and art spaces, including the FID Marseille, the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia and the IFFR Rotterdam Film Festival, among others..