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(Akenureba / Alvaro collar)
XS art support empowers artists to create by giving them the needs to shoot whatever they think its necessary to communicate their talent. We support projects from artists we think are and live a promising future.
(La Huella / Alvaro Collar)
Alvaro Collar (Madrid, 1981) studied Media Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid.
He is the creator of pieces such as Centrífuga (Centrifuge, 2007) which won the First MovilFilmFest´s Best Original Idea prize and he has also won the Minute Movie Cup twice: in 2009 with Onirica (Oneiric) and in 2006 with Quinta habitación (Fifth Room) being selected to represent Spain at the UNICA´s World Minute Movie Cup 2009 and 2006.
He is a founding member of the creative studio White Edge Productions and of the video art collective Haz!. Collar is also collaborates with The Turnip Society, Ñu Teatro, Student Operated Press y Perpetual Art Machine among others.
His works has been exhibited at Medialab Madrid; Noche de Luna Llena, Segovia; Galería Cruce Contemporáneo; Espacio Menos Uno, NIU Espai Artistic Contemporani, Barcelona: MEM Bilbao, Vallecas Experimental Film Festival; Pamplona Film Festival; CEC Barcelona; World Minute Movie Cup, Daegu, Corea del Sur; Mobilefest, Sao Paulo or Microfilms, Lisboa…
He is currently a PhD student in Film theory, analysis and documentation at the Complutense University of Madrid and works as Video art and Film teacher.
(Shooting Akenureba / Alvaro Collar)
In the words of the artist…
La principal preocupación de mi trabajo es reconciliar el lenguaje cinematográfico con la libertad y experimentación del video arte.
En mis obras trato de alejarme de la narrativa convencional y quiero que el público participe activamente en la interpretación de la pieza.
Con este estilo he creado cortometrajes como Vicus, Akenureba o La huella y también estoy desarrollando la serie de internet The Groom.
The main concern of my work is to reconcile cinema language with the freedom and experimentation of video art.
In my works I try to get away from conventional narrative and want the audience to participate actively in the interpretation of them.
With that style I´ve developed short films such as Vicus, Akenureba or The trace and also the in development web series The Groom.
Visit the Artist page at : http://www.alvarocollar.com/