The works presented here are part of the practices carried out in the Audiovisual Essay subject of the Master in Visual and Multimedia Arts of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, during the 2019-20 academic year. As in previous years, we began by considering the audiovisual essay as a means of critical reflection and a support for research. Also, as in previous years, Miguel Ángel Baixauli was a guest professor to spur the critical approach of the works, and to continue insisting on his efforts to "develop processes of collective filmic learning" (Baixauli n.d.), but shortly after starting those practices, nothing was like in previous years.
Creating meaning starts from the idea of reflecting on what performance or action art is from a personal point of view. The main premise is not to show any action, but the other side, with the viewer's gaze being the protagonist. It also reflects on key elements such as space, objects and the body, shown through photographs, videos and sounds.
"Defective Look" is a 4-minute essay that talks about insecurity, treated from a very personal point of view, a journey of self-knowledge. Starting from personal anecdotes, she spins and starts a reflection, almost like a game, that ends up talking fully about the subject in question, using voiceover as a resource and backbone. To do this, I use an anecdote directly linked to blindness and I compare it with the incapacity caused by insecurity.
The action of capturing will shape the process of both visual and sound creation in this audiovisual essay.
I started working writing a short narrative on surveillance and control technologies, especially in countries like China, where privacy is practically a forgotten good.
Far from beliefs in gods and ways of organizing the universe, there are times when rituals come to light and accompany your psychology in order to put in order the stability of your personality and your priorities. RITual is a reflective video about the meaning of the image in rituals and beliefs that can emerge in humans in key or extreme situations.
The piece reflects on the dynamics of domination that develop in sex-affective relationships and those that States use on the population.