Lois Patiño – HADAL
Lois Patiño – HADAL
Hadal proposes an immersion into the ocean abyss, into the deepest layer of the sea and more than 6,000 meters deep, where there is a total absence of light and the cold is very intense. The word Hadal refers to the Greek god of death, Hades, and his dominions, the area of hades, the place of death.
Lois Patiño (Vigo, Spain 1983) combined his studies in psychology at the Complutense University of Madrid with film studies at the Tai school. He continued his film training in New York and Barcelona, where he completed the Master of Creation Documentary at the Pompeu Fabra University.
His videos and video installations have been seen in national art centers such as MACBA and CCCB (Barcelona), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), MARCO (Vigo) and internationally such as the San Martín Cultural Center (Buenos Aires), Konstnarshuset (Stockholm), Galería Copperfield (London) or JIFF Art Gallery (South Korea)
His films have been shown at film festivals such as Locarno, Toronto, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Ann Arbour, Viennale, Roma, Cinema du Réel, Media City, and at Les Rencontres In-ternationales, taken place at Centre Pompidou (París), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlín) and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid).
In 2013, at the Locarno Film Festival, he received the award for best emerging director with his first feature film Costa da Morte. This work has also received 15 other awards at festivals such as Jeonju IFF (South Korea), FICUNAM (México D.F.), Festival dei Popoli (Italy), Valdivia IFF (Chile) or at the European Festival of Seville.
His short film Noite sem distância was presented at the Toronto Film Festival and, among other awards, won the San Francisco Film Festival.
His work has been reviewed in The New York Times and ARTFORUM, among others.
Fajr, carried out with a grant from the BBVA Foundation, premiered at the Rotterdam IFF and was presented at ARCO2018 at the RocioSantaCruz gallery stand.
Hadal is his first solo gallery show.
– Introspección submarina.ElMundo. Vanessa Graell. 07.12.2018
– Loop, el mejor videoarte en la habitación.ElMundo. Vanessa Graell. 21.11.2018
– Loop se reinventa con un festival de otoño.ElMundo. Vanessa Graell. 05.11.2018
2018 / HD / 2:30 min
Sound in collaboration with Diego Behncke
Images recorded in Baja California Sur (Mexico)