Sonar 2014 and Goya

The Sonar festival is one of the most influent festivals in Europe. Not only by lining-up the most interesting bands and DJ’s of Advanced music, but for being a showroom of digital technology in arts.

Every year, the festival presents a theme, a story that will frame the approach of the event. I have to admit that I find their imaginary amazing.

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For Sonar 2014, they presented a 30′ short film called “Ancha es Castilla / N’importe quoi”.

“Ancha es Castilla / N’importe quoi” is a horror movie with a sick sense of humour, which tells the story of a girl possessed by the devil who performs exorcisms with her family, to expel the evil inside. It is a short film (25 minutes in length), with characters comprised of ​​food and inspired by Goya ‘s Black Paintings. As is typical of Caballero’s films, the plot and dialogue were developed after the shoot. The result is disturbing, crude and filthy: the most punk Caballero movie to date.

From the outset the Sónar image has been one of the festival’s foremost attractions. Caballero`s work on all festival imagery often plays with ironic and provocative elements and is at times far removed from images usually associated with electronic music.

(via Sonar)

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Apart from their references to Goya’s Black Paintings,  I also see clear connections with Arcimboldo’s portraits.

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Sonar 14 is happening the 12th, 13th, 14th of June in Barcelona. I wish I was there.

To end, a great performance by one of the most iconic bands, Kraftwerk. Enjoy Sonar.

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