CRA’P Collaborations 2021

CRA’P in collaboration with the Archives OVNI – Observatory of Video Not Identified, presents a video program with a subsequent discussion about the intermediate world: between the visible and the invisible, sleep and wakefulness, the states of trance…

12 November from 19:30 to 21:30

“Last Night Dhikr” by Abu Ali, 7’ (Marrakesh, Morocco) (2008). No dialogue.
Series: El Hamdulillah Tapes
The search for water, the descent deep into the well of the heart. Based on a 17th. Century Persian poem by Najmudin Kubra.
A search for what life there is in us. The presence of that which makes us live.

“Como los cielos giran“ de Abu Ali, 15’ (Celrà, Girona) (2008). VO. Catalan, English, Spanish, other.
Video based on Toni Serra’s workshop Visions of the ritual body at L’animal a l’esquena, with the participation of Carme Torrent, Bilal Artiach, Mohammed el Bouzidi, Oruç Guvenç, Rosa Serra and the coordination of Toni Cots.
‘You can watch the skies spin. To the rhythm of day and night, like the potter’s wheel. At every moment a new heaven and a new earth! At every moment a young man and an old man!’.
Shabistari. 14th. Century. Persia.

“Mast Qalandar” by Till Passow, 30’ (Germany, Pakistan) (2005). VO. English, Urdu. s English, Spanish.
Above all, Mast Qalandar (Ecstasy) is a look at heterodoxy and a celebration of its existence. Qalandars are a Sufi brotherhood of roaming dervishes who once ranged through an arch that crossed Asia, from Turkey to Pakistan and India. With a vision of their devotion to ‘the beloved’ that leads them into trance and ecstasy, where death means simply to ‘draw aside a veil’.

“Pura Fe” by Toni Serra, 6’30’’ (Brooklyn NYC) (1991). VO. Spanish. Sound track: Barbara Held
The Sures, Brooklyn New York. A solitary Puerto Rican preacher: ‘out vile demon! demon from hell abandon this body! Bless the good mother, Father baptise with fire, fire, fire!’.

“Seffar” by Abu Ali, 12’ (Fez, Morocco) (2004). VO. British English. s Spanish.
From the Series: Fez Inner City.
Silences and wind in the olive trees, contemplation, labyrinths and dreams. Abdelfettah Seffar, a craftsman who lived in London for years and decided to return, talks about Fez, a veiled city, and reflects about the West and its conflicts.

“Wahab” by Toni Serra, 3’ (Morocco) (1994). VO. Arabic.
Dusty Egyptian songs, found and lost.
Some papers flying in the wind in an alley in Tangiers, the dance of the ephemeral, the fragility of the moment…Here it is the eternal dance of meetings and missed meetings; now between a newspaper and a plastic bag that touch each other, caught in a swirl of dust. All of the possible and impossible of our stories are there, luck is their need and chance is their destiny…


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The materials contained in the OVNI Archives are the result of various thematic research projects, a whole constellation of titles with the common denominator of their free expression and reflection on individual and collective fears and pleasures. It builds together a vision of multiple facets, like thousands of little eyes, that deepen and explore our world, or announce other possible ones.


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