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Sopa Bàsica

Jordi Teixidó
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This piece is a small jewel given the present moment of audiovisual production in which digital animation techniques are the order of the day. Sopa básica is precious in way that only an artisan can make it. Handmade animations and visual games compose this interesting work.

This work could be understood as a sort of genesis or as an explanation of the why? and how? of things. The video however does not provide any solutions, it just suggests possibilities, stories, histories, improbable albeit possible evolutions. Small things take on a new meaning. The great narratives of history disappear and leave room for cells, worms and potatoes, the main characters of a sort of non-linear evolution.

Although the video refers to transcendental themes, and although before our eyes we see a cosmological reorganisation, it is nevertheless impossible to look at this piece without noticing a certain discrete sense of humour permeating all of its images. Teixidó manages to recreate, from a selection of real news clippings, a reading that is completely personal, subjective and open to reinterpretations. The absurd and the improbable burst in and rearticulate the meaning of these real stories, placing them in a new space of definition and signification.

This is one of the most relevant and important pieces within the professional trajectory of Teixidó, who always casts his works with a very personal vision and way of doing.

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  • Title: Sopa Bàsica
  • Direction: Jordi Teixidó
  • Production: Jordi Teixidó. 1994.
  • Duration: 00:07:50
  • Languages: Catalan - Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Original format: Betacam SP
  • Formats: Betacam Digital - DVD
  • TV systems: PAL
  • License: Copyright