El cinema transgenèric d’Isaki Lacuesta i el diàleg amb Miquel Barceló
This study deals with the figure of Isaki Lacuesta, a young filmmaker from Girona, and his already prominent role within Catalonia’s new cinema. Lacuesta’s cinema relies as much on new academic tenets as it does on a redefinition of the avant-garde cinema once espoused by some of the members of the Barcelona School during the sixties and seventies of the 20th century. A brief survey of Lacuesta’s trajectory via his feature films to date allows us to formulate an initial inflection point, a kind of artistic continuum that could be summarized in the figure of the “trace,” understood in its double archeological and rhetorical sense. It is the trace left by the mysterious passage of myth both in its historical and its imaginary aspects. This study attempts, ultimately, to offer an analysis of El cuaderno de barro (The Mud Notebook, 2011), and Los pasos dobles (Double Steps, 2011) that emphasizes their dual vertebration and their simultaneous creation and that proves the polymorphous and transgeneric nature that characterizes Lacuesta’s entire work.
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Zeitschrift für Katalanistik / Revista d'Estudis Catalans
Marti-Olivella, J. (2014). “El cinema transgenèric d’Isaki Lacuesta i el diàleg amb Miquel Barceló.” In Esther Gimeno, guest ed: “Dossier: Cinema Català Contemporani.” Special Issue of Zeitschrift für Katalanistik/Revista d’ Estudis Catalans. 27, V-VIII. Freiburg/Bochum, Germany: 115-126.