Audiovisual Source Code
Teatro Duque - Sala La Imperdible.
Free entry until all seats are filled. Spanish with simultaneous interpretation
Hacking the pitfalls of fiction. Fiction offers us solace, laughter and company. But it is often, too, a code written from a place of power. Yet we can disturb this code, explore its vulnerabilities and turn them into our own strengths. We can scale the rocky heights of madness and make fiction a share place where we do not surrender, but reconfigure and move forward.
Belén Gopegui (Madrid, 1963) is a novelist whose works include The scale of maps (City Lights Publishers), La conquista del aire , El Padre de Blancanieves , Deseo de ser punk and El comité de la noche , and four children’s book including El balonazo and El amigo que surgió de un viejo ordenador . She also wrote the essay A Gunshot in the Middle of a Concert: On the Political in the Novel (La Jolla, CA: Department of Literature) and has published an edited collection of essays and articles in Rompiendo algo (UDP). Having studied philosophy with Juan Blanco, and graduated with a law degree, she also studied the commons at the Escuela Popular de Prosperidad. Belén is a member of the Asalto collective, of Fundación Robo and she writes for the independent media publications Rebelion.org and Diagonal.
Our memories are fragments of a living archive. We are constantly producing and reinterpreting images. In fact, we are constituted by them. We feel the need to explain ourselves through audiovisual means.
The source code is a combination of lines of text that allow a computer to execute a program. Sharing source codes is the basis of free software. In this sense, the Audiovisual Source Code lies somewhere between the audiovisual conference talk and a film screening with commentary. It is neither a screening nor a conference, but a hybrid format: a game. It is a theatrical format in which the invited speaker delves into his or her audiovisual references to trace out an audiovisual taxonomy around a theme or research project. The Audiovisual Source Code mixes personal, biographical experience with the interpretation of audiovisual fragments in its search for a sort of common imaginary.