Pere Portabella (b. 1929, lives and works in Barcelona) is a Spanish filmmaker and producer whose avant-garde films have consistently pushed the boundaries of any one genre. Portabella’s feature and short films are often richly theatrical and atmospheric. His commitment to politics has been expressed in early implicit critiques of Franco within his work and in his serving as senator for the Catalan government. In 1999, he was honored with the Creu de Sant Jordi, the highest possible recognition bestowed by the institutions of the Generalitat de Catalunya. His work has been included in exhibitions and festivals such as Documenta 11 (Kassel), the Buenos Aires Film Festival, and the Venice Film Festival, as well as at institutions including Centre Pompidou (Paris) and the Museum of Modern Art (New York).
”Mudanza came to be made after the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist asked for involvement in the Huerta de San Vicente, the home and museum of the García-Lorca family in Granada. The film records the removal of furniture and objects from the building, leaving visitors able to move freely amongst its empty spaces and a silence charged with feeling and resonance and to take from the experience whatever they demand from it - thus making poet Federico García Lorca’s emotive and historic absence ever more powerful, evident and heartfelt. The film was produced with the collaboration of the Fundación Federico García Lorca, the Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales (SECC), appointed to the Ministerio de Cultura, organisers of Everstill/Siempretodavía in Spain. http://www.mimmomorabito.it
Mark Nash (b. 1947, lives and works in London) is a professor, curator, and writer who is currently Head of the Department of Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art (London). His primary interests lie in film theory and film culture. As well as numerous essays, Nash has published books such as Screen Theory Culture (2007) and Frantz Fanon (2000 with Isaac Julien). His curatorial work includes co-curator of Documenta 11 (2002) and film curator of the Berlin Biennial (2004). His exhibition with Isaac Julien, Reimagining October, was shown at Calvert22 in London in 2009.