This year’s celebration of DOCfield16 is under the title ‘Europe: Lost in Translation’ which includes content that focuses on topics in today’s Europe, questioning the ideological essence and identity of the old continent. The festival also includes NITS DOCfield, 4 free open-air evening screenings, ephemeral displays in open spaces, workshops, guided tours, conferences and the third edition of the DOCfield Dummy Award Banco Sabadell Foundation, aimed at the professional photography sector.
Three main exhibitions
This fourth edition is based on three collective exhibitions which have become the cornerstones of the festival’s theme:
‘El hombre europeo’ [European Man], appealing to past European identity and highlighting the contrast between memory and amnesia via the photographs of Piero Martinello, Michal Iwanowsky, Dana Popa and France Keyser. The exhibition can be visited at Palau Robert.
‘Consideraciones de un apolítico’ [Reflections of Non-political Man], reflects the euro-scepticism of today and the crisis of principles at a time in which economy and politics are more intertwined than ever. It includes works by Borut Krajnc, Simone Donati, France Keyser, Josep Maria de Llobet, Daniel Mayrit and Carlos Spottorno. The exhibition can be visited at Nau Bostik, a new cultural space in Barcelona.
‘Mitos del futuro próximo’ [Myths of the Near Future], invites us to reflect on the future and exploring new models of being and doing for our future, with Julián Barón, Nico Baumgarten, Carlos Alba and Arnau Bach. The exhibition can be visited at Arts Santa Mònica.
On Thursdays in June (except for the 23rd), DOCfield will be hosting open-air screenings of documentaries based on the central theme of this fourth edition. The screenings will be shown at:
-Thursday 2nd June: Plaza de Can Felipa (Ruta Pueblonuevo)
-Thursday 9th June: Plaza de Mañé y Flaquer (Ruta Sarrià – Sant Gervasi)
-Thursday 16th June: Plaza del Sortidor (Ruta Sants – Montjuïc)
-Thursday 30th: Plaza Mayor de Nou Barris (Ruta Nou Barris y Sagrera)