Glued and Screwed is a monthly shorts programme that is squeezed together with video works by emerging artists. Following these new voices, we are all made familiar with challenging ideas, playful approaches get exchanged, and possible futures become narrated. This edition we stitch together Es Imposible No Puede Ser (2020) by Andrea Gonzalez Garrán, De Rit (2019) by Polak van Bekkum, and GRID (2021) by Alexandre Alagôa and ponder upon memories, and look at a stories, thoughts and memories from different angles, and experiencing it (again) physically.
Warning about strong and rapid light flickering in the film GRID.
La Ruta del Bacalao was a club scene that appeared magically and disappeared tragically between 1977 and 1993 along the highway CV-500 near Valencia, Spain. For her film Es Imposible, No Puede Ser Andrea González went to look for vampires where the images were missing. Set in a car trapped at full speed on the CV-500, the script is a fictional reconstruction of the ruins of a future in a past that cannot be. Something too good to be true, something that cannot be because it is impossible and is condemned to disappear; the film crosses archeological and speculative means to sculpt an impossible dreamscape outside of time.The film strives for alternative models of narration that respond to the complexity of capturing something that is not here anymore.
De Rit (The Ride)/ Esther Polak (NL) and Ivar van Bekkum (NL)/ 2019/ Dutch/ English subtitles
This autobiographical video work takes you to an island. A driver and passenger are revisiting an experience that affected them both deeply. Now, as then, it is night; and the stars in the clear endless sky are right where they were back then.
GRID/ Alexandre Alagôa (PRT)/ 2021/ No dialogue
A ritual of grids, reflections and chasms; a complete state of entropy; a space that devours itself; a vertigo that destroys the gravity of the Earth; a trap that captures us inside the voids of the screen of light: «That blank arena wherein converge at once the hundred spaces» (Hollis Frampton).