Possessing landscapes

Martí Madaula Esquirol

Possessing landscapes is a video essay born from a desire to explore spaces from an intimate and domestic perspective, subverting the solid approach linked to epic and grandiloquent narratives. The piece navigates through several thematic axes: a reflection on the beauty of the Virgin and unfathomable spaces, a neighbor who spreads the laundry in the street and the challenge of designing a flag that simulates being swung by the wind. As the narrative progresses, these three blocks intertwine and give rise to new and unexpected connections.

Originally, this video was part of a 'site-specific' installation inside the dome of the Ghent Astronomical Observatory, where it was exhibited in June 2019, along with other materials. Possessing landscapes was also exhibited within the framework of Errant 2021, where it was part of an installation presented in the group show "Interfaces for the simulacrum", curated by Jesús Vilamajó.

Technical datasheet

  • Title: Possessing landscapes
  • Direction: Martí Madaula Esquirol
  • Production: 2019.
  • Duration: 00:08:33
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: Catalan - English - Spanish
  • Original format: HD 1920x1080
  • License: Copyright