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Desayunos y Meriendas

David Domingo
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The starting pistol of this outlandish visual fantasy is marked by the moment when two youths, sitting on a bed, are about to watch a film and insert a tape in their VHS. This is where the first link in a chain of stories within stories, a technique often used in David’s work, who frequently draws circles of permeable meanings. Unconscious visual references appear, catching each other up: the fierceness of MGM’s lion, the physicality of milk and its use in eccentric afternoon snacks; the repetitions in the editing, the comical performative actions; an unconscious homage to surrealism and underground cinema... and to the merging of different realities.

The materiality, the texture of film, are crudely presented in this mixed bag of scenes stolen from film classics, absurd actions “performed” by his favourite actor, abstract film, anti-narrative, and visual hallucinations. Star

David Domingo has a talent for making the speed of his imagination transparent through his editing, showing a cascade of thoughts filled with his own chaotic techniques and with a variety of cultural icons, where hierarchies don’t exist.

Interested in the use of found footage, of deconstruction, of filmic detournement, his works are good examples of the most hybridised of postmodern audiovisuals. Personal worlds, fears and passions express themselves in an overflow of associations that appear to be inspired by dreams and visions.

His works remind us of abstract cinema, Duchamp’s films, Man Ray, Maya Deren and Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Warhol or Jack Smith; but mixed up in a cocktail shaker with B movies, comic books, and the most camp side of television.

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  • Title: Desayunos y Meriendas
  • Direction: David Domingo
  • Production: David Domingo. 2002.
  • Team:

    Actors: Manolo Dos, Ana Belén, Juan Carlos Cañadas, Salva Vidal

  • Duration: 00:07:30
  • Original format: Super 8 mm
  • Formats: Betacam Digital - DVD
  • TV systems: PAL
  • License: Copyright