Vacacións / Holiday

2013. “VACACIÓNS”__ 'HOLIDAY'


_PROJECTIONS

MAY 16, 2015_ LA NOCHE EN BLANCO (Málaga, Spain).

JUNE - JULY 2014 _ XIX BIENNAL D'ART CONTEMPORANI CATALÀ. MOLLET DEL VALLÈS (Barcelona) (AWARD)

JULY 24-5_ FESTIVAL DE CINE DE MÚSICA DE ROCA _ Film Festival (S. Xiao de Roca, Galicia).

JULY 9TH _ VACACIONS + DUAS PITAS _ Film cycle "A NOSA TERRA, A NOSA CULTURA" (Lugo, Galicia)

JULY 2014, 5TH TO 18TH. YOUNG ART SHOW STRIPART. BARCELONA, collective show.

JUNE 2014. FESTIVAL PRIMAVERA DO CINE (Vigo Spain). Official Competition.

APRIL-JUNE 2014 _ XIX BIENNAL D'ART CONTEMPORANI CATALÀ. MUSEO DE S. CUGAT - CASA AYMAT (AWARD)

FEBRUARY 2014 __MIXTURAS 2014 __ VIDEOART SHOW __ MALAGA, SPAIN







EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARY

RUNNING TIME: 29 min

A FILM BY XIANA GOMEZ-DIAZ

WITH MUSIC BY: Bach, Laforge, Wagner, Chopin, R. Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Telemann, Liszt, Debussy, Von Weber, Boccherini, Mahler, Satie, Glazunov

ASSISTANT TO THE PRODUCTION: Emilio Fonseca Martin

PRODUCTION DATE: Dec. 2013

SYNOPSIS: Experimental documentary exploring the Occidental myth of summer holidays.

The film captures summery social rites as lived today in the peculiar region of Galicia (Spain), which has been portrayed in literature as a land of surrealism and wilderness.

Through a series of short episodes, a collective story is told. The film balances between intimate storytelling and the observational documentary tradition.

In this sense the film works both as a sensory experience and a reflection upon social cycles, rites, repetition, and the tension between the notions of freedom and emulation.

Shot in Galicia in the summer of 2013.






THE MAKING OF THE FILM: This is a film I shot in the summer of 2013 in Galicia, the land I was borned and raised in. There was a loose proto-script and a plan of shooting in eight days during August. My father often stepped in as a chauffeur and guide to some locations. Friends helped occasionally. The production was completed with a few extra scenes shot in early September.

During the shooting of the movie I kept a director's diary which may see the light in some form as an ancillary resource to the movie.




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HOLIDAY/ VACACIONS: EXHIBITION

Some video clips from HOLIDAY have been put together as video installation series "ENCOUNTERS WITH ENTITIES".

Algunos fragmentos del rodaje de "VACACIÓNS" han pasado a formar parte de la serie de videoarte "ENCUENTROS CON ENTIDADES".




ENCOUNTERS WITH ENTITIES SERIES PREVIEW


EXHIBITED IN:

STRIPART 2014. BARCELONA, collective show.

MIXTURAS 2014 __ VIDEOART SHOW____2014, FEBRUARY, MALAGA, SPAIN


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STUDIES FOR THE FILM / ESTUDIOS PARA LA PELÍCULA


Study n# 1: tone / Estudio n.1: tono. Images by Walkie Talkie Films (HD)





Study n# 2: rythm. / Estudio n.2 : ritmo. Lovely vintage footage from Archive.org (HD)





Study n# 3: synesthesia. / Estudio n.3 : sinestesia. Images by Walkie Talkie Films (HD)