session 1. Monday February 7 2022 @ 8pm
CARLES HAC MOR
screening + discussion
Carles Hac Mor considers himself an infrapoet who eschews both the literary genre of biography and the subgenre of curriculum vitae.
We will be joined by Ester Xargay, poet and Hac Mor’s partner, who prepared this Flux Club session.
VIDEOS BY CARLES HAC MOR – IMAGES BY AN ICONOCLAST
In an article on the Lettrist cinema cycle held at MACBA in 2005, Carles Hac wrote: “Isidore Isou (…) posits a total renewal of the arts and all civilisation, resumes the iconoclastic charge of Dadaism and reduces poetry to its basic element, the letter: ‘It’s about writing nothing.’ And as letters are also graphic items, used in collage, and sound items, used in onomatopaeic declamation, the alphabet brings together poetry, art and music and, by extension, cinema, architecture and all the artistic and social fields.”
In 2009, Carles Hac Mor, Adolf Alcañiz and myself presented, at CaixaForum’s Mediateca, a cycle titled Del concepte a la imatge: a showcase of videos by artists who started working in the time when the radical nature of conceptual art deconstructed the work of art in itself, bringing it and its merchandisation into question. The programme consisted in video and film pieces (Super 8 converted to video) from the 70s by various creators – Hac Mor included – together with videos by the same artists created around thirty years later.
This Flux Club session on Carles Hac Mor brings together nine of his works that were presented in the cycle Del concepto a la imagen and one later video that we created together in 2015 for the exhibition Fracassart: de la no-mort de l’art. The words he wrote to define his work for that cycle are still apt: “Films with a literary-Lettrist root that, having been magnified and magnified over time inside a biscuit tin, have been extended to the point where the aesthetics of clumsiness have reached the nadir of the signification of a translucent biscuit that is nothing other than the epiphany of that which vanishes when one attempts to capture it, when parsimony is conquered by the curiosity of intention.”
2008 reproduction by Adolf Alcañiz, Carles Hac Mor and Ester Xargay of the Super 8 film from 1973.
Directed and edited by: Adolf Alcañiz, Carles Hac Mor and Ester Xargay
Text: Carles Hac Mor.
2008 reproduction by Adolf Alcañiz, Carles Hac Mor and Ester Xargay of the Super 8 film from 1974.
Tu en tens la culpa, L’ou com balla and El corredor
2008 reproduction by Adolf Alcañiz, Carles Hac Mor and Ester Xargay of the Super 8 films from 1975.
Directed and written by Carles Hac Mor for televison programme Arsenal (TV3).
Directed by: Carles Hac Mor, Ester Xargay and Bàrbara Raubert
Text, voice and action: Carles Hac Mor
Sound: Barbara Held. With the collaboration of Nil Tous Held
Pod for BTV.
El plaer de la mirada
Fracassart: de la no-mort de l’art
Directed by: Carles Hac Mor and Ester Xargay.
Music: Mercè Capdevila, Víctor Vallés Fornet, Harpo Marx.
Voices: Carles Hac Mor and Ester Xargay.
This video is part of the exhibition of the same name by Carles Hac Mor, Vicenç Viaplana and Ester Xargay that was held at Granollers Museum from June 3 to September 9, 2015. Fracassart is an ongoing artistic movement that, despite not proselytising, gains more followers every day, even though they are seen and heard by no one because, as their one aim is to fail, they operate in the most complete and clandestine anonymity.
FLUX CLUB celebrates its 13th season at the Antic Teatre and the 22nd anniversary of its creation in 2000.
This is a fortnightly video programme that reflects the vitality of video creation in Barcelona. It hosts all kinds of sessions with screenings, video performances, and debates offering direct contact between audiences and video creators. The sessions focus on a range of subjects, from monographics of well-known directors to specific themes such as video dance and video poetry, or collective sessions dedicated to emerging authors.
The programme is open to everything currently going on in the field of video in Barcelona, complementing the FLUX Video Auteur Festival with its content and extending its sphere of influence beyond the dates of the festival, which takes place in December.
HABITUAL VIDEO TEAM is a non-profit association that has as its main objective the promotion of activities related to the visual arts, specifically, video art: www.habitualvideoteam.org.
A fundamental area of their work is the organisation of festivals, cycles and video shows, such as the FLUX Video Auteur Festival: www.fluxfestival.org, and the INFLUX Audiovisual Performing Arts Festival: www.influxfestival.org.
Another area of Habitual Video Team’s activity is video documentation of cultural events mainly related to experimental music and poetry performances. In 2012 they launched the SUMMA project in order to convert this audiovisual heritage (more than 1000 recordings) into a non-profit online video archive: www.summa-hvt.org.