Plaça dels Àngels
The Listening Eye. Eugeni Bonet: Screens, Projections, Writings exhibition brings together the work of Eugeni Bonet (Barcelona, 1954) from the early seventies to the present, focusing on his transferences between reflection and practice, and between the context of visual art and that of the moving image. Accordingly, we have established three distinct but complementary lines of research:
a) The reconstruction of six audiovisual programmes – Demontage: film, video / appropriation, recycling (1993); Urban Interventions (1994); Science-Friction:Technofables for the Twilight of the Millennium (1997); Calculated Cinema (1999 and 2001); To Eat or Not to Eat (2002–2003); and Peritelevision Disconnections (2007) – that allow us to understand some of Bonet’s main theoretical concepts.
b) A museographic presentation of his artistic work, which starts with the ‘film-sculptures’ of the seventies, most of which were never screened publicly and have been recreated for this occasion, along with other pieces such as V-2, 1974, Photomatons, 1976, Toma-Vistas, 1978, and 133, 1978–79, a film made together with Eugènia Balcells, plusUsession, 2002, Tira tu reloj al agua (Variaciones sobre una cinegrafía intuida de José Val del Omar) (Throw your watch into the water [Variations on a intuitive film by José Val del Omar]), 2003–4, and eGolem, 2007– ongoing, among others.
c) Finally, a book entitled Escritos de vista y oído, which includes 24 of Bonet’s texts written between 1975 and today.
Curator: Valentín Roma Exhibition organised and produced by: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Catalogue: Escritos de vista y oído, 19 May 2014