Barcelona under construction: The democratic potential of touch and vision in city cinema as depicted in En construcción (2001)

Loxham, Abigail (2007) Barcelona under construction: The democratic potential of touch and vision in city cinema as depicted in En construcción (2001). Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, 3 1: 33-46. doi:10.1386/shci.3.1.33_1

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Author Loxham, Abigail
Title Barcelona under construction: The democratic potential of touch and vision in city cinema as depicted in En construcción (2001)
Formatted title
Barcelona under construction: The democratic potential of touch and vision in city cinema as depicted in En construcción (2001)
Journal name Studies in Hispanic Cinemas   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1478-0488
2040-0608
Publication date 2007-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1386/shci.3.1.33_1
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 33
End page 46
Total pages 14
Place of publication Bristol, United Kingdom
Publisher Intellect
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article examines the unique depiction of el barrio chino in José Luis Guerin's 2001 work, En construcción. It analyses the ways in which this documentary creates a uniquely democratic aesthetic that offers an alternative to the exclusionary politics of gentrification and re-development taking place in Barcelona and which are the apparent subject of cinematic scrutiny. Investigation of the relationship between the somatic experience of city life and current theories of film's haptic qualities, reveal how touch and sight are involved in a complementary relationship in this piece. En construcción immerses the viewer in the cinematic city by means of a variety of formal techniques and in doing so reinforces the inclusive nature of this director's project.
Keyword Guerín
Barcelona
Senses
City
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Languages and Cultures Publications
 
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