El Tiempo [Time/Weather] is a project in collaboration with the group of cultural volunteers of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. This collective, made up of retired people, is an active part of the Education Department and is in charge of conducting guided tours of the Collection.
Through the creation of an experimental film, El Tiempo research the intangible, personal and collective memories, and delves into the close relationship between this group and the Museum. Launched in September 2019, the project began with the proposal to build a collective audiovisual piece set in a dystopian present, where the Museum appears empty and closed to the public as a result of the collapse of modern society, and in which Western culture loses its hegemonic place, due to the abandonment of the institutions that govern it. In this context, the volunteers appear as the group of people who inhabit and preserve the Museum.
The framework of this fictional space thus facilitated the development of group and individual performative actions, and allowed for a series of encounters between the bodies, the space and the works. The film communicates, from a sensorial language, experiences of deep attention, intimate and silent dialogues with the works of art, as well as ways of inhabiting and traversing the museum-space.
Cinematrography: Natalia Medina Leiva
Editing: Bruno Herrero.
Sound design: Sergio F. Borrás Double; bass: Miguel Rodrigáñez
Assistant director: Patricia Andrés
Assistant producer: Luna Safira
VFX: Yimit Ramírez
Colourist: Lita Bosh