In the film OJO GUAREÑA we join a group of speleologists that enter the gigantic cave of the same name in Spain. We barely notice the prehistoric traces and the contours of the spaces, but we hear all the better: drops of water that have for ages been recreating the shape of the cave and continue to do so to date, as well as echoes of human footsteps. Rubio punctuates this soundscape with memories of the speleologists and revolutionary songs that denounce Franco's dictatorship. A journey through space and time.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    "Desarrollando sigilosa y fructíferamente un ensayo de alcance político, Ojo Guareña no deja de lado los descubrimientos visuales. Todo fluye y resuena en esta película."  Crítica de Manu Yáñez - Proezas y secretos bajo tierra

    "There is a giant cave system with impressive subterranean rock galleries, lakes and crawls in Cantabria in northern Spain. Edurne Rubio responds to this place in truly cinematographic, sensual dimensions."  André Eckardt  (DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue) 

    Festivals:

    DOK Leipzig (DE), Punto de Vista - Audience Prize (ES), DocumentaMadrid (ES),

    Millennium Doc Against Gravity (PL), Docs Barcelona (ES), FIDBA (AR) 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    With the Edelweiss speleologists:

    Teresiano Antón, Miguel Angel del Alamo, Fernando Javier Benito, Fortunato Lázaro, Ana Isabel Ortega, Pedro Plana, Miguel Ángel Martín, Pablo Martín, Txus Riezu, Fernando del Río, Elías Rubio, Eliseo Rubio, Gabriel Rubio, Palmira Rubio, Francisco Ruiz, Carmen Vadillo.

    And the Ojo Guareña guides (Cueva Palomera):

    Alberto Gómez, Carlos Martínez, José Luis Vivanco, Andrea Zander

    With the Special Appearance of the Grupo Espeleológico Ribereño

    Camera: Sergi Gras, Alvaro Alonso de Armiño

    Sound: David Elchardus, Hugo Fernandez, Edurne Rubio

    Editing: Edurne Rubio, Jan De Coster

    Sound editing & sound design: Charo Calvo

    Artistic advice: Didier Demorcy, María Jerez, Loreto Martinez Troncoso.

    Archeological Advice: Ana Isabel Ortega, Miguel Ángel Martín.

    Colour grading: Josja van Zadelhoff

    Sound mixing: Franco Piscopo


    Editing studio: Argos - Centre for Art and Media

    Mixing studio: Alea Jacta

    Mastering: Charbon Studio

    Sound recording equipment: AD HOC Sound Services

    English translation: Alex Reynolds

    Dutch translation: David Elchardus

    French translation: Amaia Urra

    Executive Producer: Andrea Cinel

    Produced & distributed by Argos - Centre for Art and Media

    Distribution: Laurence Alary  - distribution@argosarts.org 

    Co-produced:

    Grupo Espeleológico Edelweiss
    Kunstencentrum BUDA 
    Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek

    With the support:

    VAF – Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds
    VGC - Vlaams Gemeenschapscommissie
    Monumento Natural de Ojo Guareña - Junta de Castilla y León
    Ayuntamiento de la Merindad de Sotoscueva
    Junta de Castilla y León. Consejería de Cultura y Turismo. Servicio Territorial de Cultura de Burgos.
    Beursschouwburg
    Netwerk / center for contemporary art
    "What is third" - Casa Encendida
    Espacio Tangente - Centro de Creación Contemperánea.

    Thanks to:

    Laurence Alary, Benjamin Albertijn, Christophe Albertijn, Saray Alonso, Chloé Anthoine, Diego Arahuetes, Mathilde Besson, Ana Buitrago, Yann Betant, Béatrice Dacher, Lieve Demin, Simona Denicolai, Geni Diez, Eric Dewamme, Caroline Daish, Michel Gerson, Eduardo Gómez, Marilyne Grimmer, Jérôme Hoppe, Elisa del Hoyo, Ramón del Hoyo, Ivan Jadin, Helena Kritis, Hajar Lehyan, Javier Llanillo, Pedro Macho, Sara Manente, Mayte Martinez, Miguel Moreno, Ana Belén Palacios, José Maunel Pedrosa, Patrocinio Pereda, Rolf Quaghebeur, Agnes Quackels, Irene Rojas, Pablo Simón, Carolina Sousa, Vincent Stroep, Karlien Vanhoonacker, Gregor Van Mulders, Gosie Vervloessem, Maxime Vercruyssen, Bram Walraet, Pol Xhaard.