Flux Club Mondays



Monday, April 4th at 8 pm
Duration: 90 min
Free entrance



Session 5


screening + discussion

Julián Álvarez (León, 1950) has been an audiovisual creator since 1978 with more than 150 video and film productions to his name as well as interactive productions on CD-ROM and Net-Art. He invented the FishCam recording system and videographic genre ego-MOVIES. Occasionally, he creates audiovisual articles or essays. He was the director of Video-Film-Tv, 3D & Multimedia college IDEP (Barcelona 1981-2008).    

He has curated or organised (1983-1990) fairs and promotional events about video: the first World Hand-held Camera Competition; Multievent Del cine-ojo al vídeo-yo, (La Caixa, 1987). His multimedia show El Ring premiered at Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona (1988). As a writer, his career took off with Bellvitge, Bellvitge (1978). He has been awarded around thirty national and international prizes, including the National Award for Videography from the Generalitat de Catalunya (1991).

www.juliansite.com        www.vimeo.com/zapatodeartista

Poetic art. Poetry & Víideo

2021_49 min

A poetic compilation of sixteen videopoems: written by sixteen different poets but all videoed by Julián Álvarez. Texts, words, music and sounds cascade randomly over video images, reappearing and coming together as videopoetry. 

  1. Conjuro > Federico García Lorca
  2. A-A. Poema-manifiesto > Carles Santos
  3. Entropia > Joan Vigó
  4. Exhumaciones poéticas > Joan Vigó
  5. Pastor d’antenes > Joan Vigó
  6. Amablemente > Daniel Melingo
  7. 67 versos en recuerdo de dadá > Juan-Eduardo Cirlot
  8. Manuscrito > Jorge Luis Borges
  9. Arte poética > Jorge Luis Borges
  10. El mar > Jorge Luis Borges
  11. Jaime Gil de Biedma > Jaime Gil de Biedma
  12. Barcelona ja no és bona > Jaime Gil de Biedma
  13. Poema [sin versos ni palabras] > Buster Keaton
  14. Arriba las manos > Julián Álvarez
  15. The end > Julián Álvarez
  16. La diligencia del abismo > Joan Vigó


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.

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