BEHDAD REZAZADEH is a director and producer of Iranian experimental cinema with a film studio in Barcelona. He was born in 1980 in the middle of the Iraq war in the south east of Iran, in Ahvaz, land of the ancient Sumerians, Babilonians, Persians and a thousand and one other ethnicities, tribes, races and minorities of all kinds.
Cinematography is the art of writing with light, in a time when luminescence is the most widely-used form of expression among humans. OmníricuM is a visual journey, a canvas in movement, a frame, a whisper, a chord, a look, a focus or lack of focus, an optical experiment that offers more questions than answers, a sophisticated conceptual language produced in its entirety by a filmmaker who substitutes lenses and film for paintbrushes and pigments in order to express and convey his creative language.
2018_63 min_digital film.
Director, script / original idea, photography / camera, production, editing, soundtrack: Behdad Rezazadeh
Actors: Mercè Campos Trepat, Fátima Campos Trepat, Serguei Mba, Jacinto Elá, Alfil, Elora, Mireia Seró Prous, Massud Naderi, Gemma González, Basia Kuzma, Anna Romagosa, Sadhu Farh, Shiv Ji Tiwari, Sadhu Mojthal, Aghori Baba Sorj, Aghori Mahakal, Aghori Trikambesvar, Uddit Naraydie Das, Aghori Shri, Sadhu Baba Saraswati, Mabesh Giri Baba, Baba Jugalgiri Ji, Baba Kur, Ranjan Nan Sarwati.
Kashi, the holy city in the north of India known in the west as Varanasi. An Aghori sadhu enacts a ritual on the banks of the river Ganges. The ceremony puts the sadhu in a state of trance, taking him on a dreamlike, surrealist journey through the eyes of a young warrior woman. She will be his alter ego in this visual odyssey, tracing the path he must take within a laberynth of mermories, rituals and interpsychic fetishes.
FLUX CLUB celebrates its 12th season at the Antic Teatre and the 21st 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.