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SHOW AND TELL #29: Carla Andrade

Carla Andrade is a Visual Artist from Galicia (Spain). She studied Audio-visual Communication and Philosophy. She held Artist Residencies in Iceland, Sweden, Nepal, Chile and Paris, among others. Through Photography, Video, Film, Sound or Installation, Carla exposes her own language-reality generating content and thought by the aesthetic experience. She uses the “elimination” and the “denial” as a method to return to the most primitive and unconscious, in order to place us inside a kind of resistance to the dictatorship of the structures and patterns that are pre-established. According to editor and film critic Javier H. Estrada, Carla subverts the traditional role imposed on women. From observed objects to subjects that open their eyes to forgotten realities. Images that reflect a world whose sensitivity is mutating and borders surrealism to show the new order of things. You will be able to watch Carla’s film Listen to Me in our Uncertain Territories programme.

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being outside the established system but I have not dared to do it completely yet.

2. What lies at the heart of your own desire to make films?
To create experience, that is new pieces of “world” to question the mandatory reality

3. What are the first things you do in developing a film idea in response to a subject?
To do a “doctoral thesis” on that subject until I find something that punctures me.

4. What’s your favourite film and why?
I don’t have one favourite film. I have many. But a new perspective came to my mind when I first saw Peter Hutton films.

5. Choose 1, 2 or 3 of your all-time favourite music tracks!
Fuzzy by Grant Lee Buffalo
Don’t Let it Bring You Down by Neil Young
Strange by Galaxie 500
It’s impossible… I said these ones because they have accompanied me from long time ago but there are many more…

6. From your favourite poem – could you give us a few lines that mean something to you?

My thought devastated by the light…

7. If you were to die and come back as a person, animal or a thing, what would it be?
The Sea.

8. What is your greatest extravagance?
My dreams.

9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Love.

10. What is your final word?
(…)silence(…)