Synopsis: “Sometimes, in trying to get to the essence, one loses sight of the essential”. A karaoke in which the performer has to add something more than his voice. (This piece is part of a previous project, the short documentary "O tempo dos Bullos" (“Chesnuts season”) (Chus Domínguez, 2005, 10 min.) recorded in the mountain village of O Courel in Lugo (Spain). The stories told by some of the women of the village as well as the experiences of the team during the recording in relation to the discrimination suffered by women of the valley, were not reflected in the work. Five years later, the director of that film decides to treat this subject with the artist and poet Silvia Zayas. In the same way that documentary that the decision was made to avoid the issue of violence of any kind against women, to recover it has been decided to use the recorded material but not used then, in particular recordings of the mountainous landscapes surrounding the village).
Chus Domínguez, Silvia Zayas
Jesús M. Domínguez
Silvia Zayas, Chus Domínguez
Poem: Silent Karaoke, by Silvia Zayas Sound: Pablo Rega, Fernando Castro
13 November 2010
•KulturKlik, Cultural Center (Basque Country, Spain) 2011 •NOMADIC INSTANS. International Videoart Festival (Camagüey-Cuba) December 2011 •LA CASA ENCENDIDA, Cultural Center (Madrid, Spain) Nov 2011 Monograph Chus Domínguez. Program 2 “Observations, notes” •SWEET BENÈFIC. La Porta Cultural Center, (Barcelona, Spain). •SISMO FESTIVAL. Tabacalera Cultural Center (Madrid, Spain)