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Iván Castiñeiras Gallego

Iván Castiñeiras Gallego

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“Beaten Paths” is an interactive audiovisual installation which proposes a reflexion on the concept of the border as a place of waiting, passage, prohibition, control and violence; an established and defined line that a human being has to cross. A smartphone app based on a geo-localization system will be used as an interface. Spectators will be able to circulate and move in a virtual place, using the app as a transmap device; to enter a raw reality, that of the refugee camp in Calais called “The Jungle.” They will witness a portrait of the everyday life of a group of people waiting and trying to cross their last border.

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The Kombos family, Ammar Mr Raad, Ahmed, Abdulfatah Ibrahim, Muhammad Ameen, Ignacio Canosa, Rajwa Tohmé, Daniela Delgado Viteri, Lawand Attar, Mohamad Sayamand, the Castiñeiras family and all people who generously participated in this project.

Born in 1980 in Galicia, Spain, he obtained a Degree in History of Art at the University of Santiago de Compostela (U.S.C.), and in Direction at the National School of Cinema in Portugal (E.S.T.C.). His work as a filmmaker is halfway between documentary and fiction, tackling issues such as territory, the memory, geographical borders and their associated socio-political issues.

His work achieved success in international festivals such as Edinburgh Film Festival, Doc Lisboa, L´Alternativa amongst others.

He lives and works in Barcelona. Currently he is developing new projects in Le Fresnoy -Studio national des arts contemporains.