The laststop in the tour and closing of the FADfest project on “The Tourist State” was an audiovisual spectacle on a stage with special significance from the point of view of tourist occupation in the city of Barcelona: the Plaza Real. Lying on towels or sitting on beach chairs in genuine open-air cinema style, attendees listened to the live music of a band created especially for the occasion and comprised of Jaume Pla (Mazoni), Florenci Salesas and Román Daniel. They put the sound to an audiovisual piece commissioned from the CCCB’s Soy Cámara team, with tourism as the thematic thread.
Soy Cámara’s Live Cinema, which deals with the complex relationship that Barcelona has had and still has with tourism, is structured into three acts: the first one shows us the Barcelona of design, urban planning and institutional relations; the second one is the Barcelona projected through film, a highly diverse city that goes from picturesque customs and manners to underclass imagery and to its trading spirit; and lastly, we will see the Barcelona as the tourists see it, an unbridled Barcelona that can be found on the internet and on social media.
The video we now show you is a montage of the audiovisual piece screened on the night of 1 July in Plaza Real, with the live music that Pla, Salesas and Daniel composed to accompany it. Viewing it will allow you to relive the audiovisual experience of the FADfest with us.
Title: The Tourist State (rise and fall of an idea)
Montage: Adrià Espí
Script: Andrés Hispano, Félix Pérez-Hita, Ingrid Guardiola, Adrià Espí
Live Music: Jaume Pla (Mazoni), Florenci Salesas and Román Daniel
Production: Soy Cámara CCCB
Context: “The Tourist State” Audiovisual Concert staged as part of the FADfest ’17 with tourism as its central theme.
Duration: 40 min.
Date: Saturday 1 July
Time: 9.30 pm
Venue: Plaza Real
Language: Without dialogue
Synopsis: Live cinema that deals with the complex relationship that Barcelona has had and still has with tourism. The work is structured into three parts: the first one shows us the Barcelona of design and urban planning, of the surgical coldness of plans and of institutional relations. The second one is the Barcelona projected through film, a highly diverse Barcelona that goes from picturesque customs and manners to underclass imagery or to its trading spirit (“the best shop in the world”), among others. Finally, the third part shows us the Barcelona portrayed by the tourists themselves; it is the cannibalistic and unbridled Barcelona that has changed its mass of inhabitants for a mass of tourists intensively and uncompromisingly occupying the public space.
FADfest 2017 és un projecte del FAD. Foment de les Arts i del Disseny www.fad.cat