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Gerundi Circular

by Claudia Pagès Rabal
2021, 14’15’’
Presented at the 16th edition of Lo schermo dell’arte, 2023
Film part of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images 12th edizione, 2023
Claudia Pagès Rabal. Gerundi Circular, 2021. MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Photo by Roberto Ruiz
The narrative is set around three sites related to the past and present of Barcelona’s commercial port: the ship-shaped business hub of the World Trade Center, the 19th-century customs building, and the harbour breakwater. Global maritime routes, legal jargon, and the relentless flow of commerce and people compose a seamless 360-degree loop, in which the footage blends the rhythmic gestures of three performers and layers of handwritten texts into a series of music-video sequences. 
Claudia Pagès Rabal (1990, Spain. Lives and works in Barcelona) has performed and exhibited, among others, at: CA2M, Madrid; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Tabakalera, Donostia, Spain; Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands; The Ryder, Madrid; MACBA,Barcelona; Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany; La Casa Encendida Madrid; CAPC, Bordeaux; HAU2,Berlin; and Sharjah Art Foundation,UAE.
Pagès Rabal has been awarded the Mondriaan Werkbijdrage Jong Talent in 2016, the Ojo Critico Prize in 2022. She was in residence at Gasworks,London, in 2017, at Triangle France, Marseille, in 2020 and at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, in 2020-2022. She is currently publishing her second book.