Subtítulos: saber sin estudiar

Manuel Saiz

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Takeover: II. Voice Takeover Subtítulos: saber sin estudiar
Manuel Saiz

6 Minutes

Repeat: Dec 15-16 ET

Subtítulos: saber sin estudiar (Subtitles: To Know without Learning) is an intimate film in which a sequence of handmade subtitles translate, confirm, or deny what the film's only character says while looking at the camera. Written and spoken language play along to express the difficulty of a comprehensive meaning.

This screening is part of Voice Takeover, the second chapter of the online program Takeover curated by Julian Ross for e-flux Video & Film, and unfolding in six chapters between September 22 and December 15, 2022, with the films and videos of each chapter streaming for two weeks.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Language & Linguistics, Film
Video Art, Translation
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Manuel Saiz started working as an artist in the 1980s, creating paintings, sculptures, photography, and installations. Since then, he has been shown regularly in public and commercial galleries worldwide. Since 1995 he mainly produces video art and media installations. His latest major art project was One True Art in 2013, a thorough research on the nature of art, commissioned by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. He has curated art projects as Art Summer University (Tate Modern London), Communicating Vessels (Hara Museum Tokyo), 25hrs or videoDictionary. He has published several art theory books, such as Art and the Rest (Asimétricas, 2017), and the recent The Resistible Expansion of the Ironic Universe (Pretextos, 2021; City of Valencia Essay Award 2020).

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