Alvaro Collar (Madrid, 1981) studied Media Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid. He is the creator of pieces such as Centrífuga (Centrifuge, 2007) which won the First MovilFilmFest´s Best Original Idea prize and he has also won the Minute Movie Cup twice: in 2009 with Onirica (Oneiric) and in 2006 with Quinta habitación (Fifth Room) being selected to represent Spain at the UNICA´s World Minute Movie Cup 2009 and 2006. His works has been exhibited worldwide in film festivals and art exhibitions alike. He is currently a PhD student in Film theory, analysis and documentation and works as Video art and Film teacher.
Title: c1900, 2009, 8:08
C.1900 is a reflection on the impact of early cinema on people. A masquerade of ghosts mesmerized by the camera itself and forever capture in film. The inquisitive gaze at the lense that configures a dialectic between two times.