Illegal_Cinema

We’ll be watching and listening together in the same space. A group of people picking up everything around them from beginning to end. We’ll also share. Gazes, possible coincidences, misencounters.

It’s simple – one person or several propose something audiovisual to show at Bulegoa z/b. It’s not about showing material of your own, but about seeing what calls to you, what you’ve already seen or have yet to, what is close to you or you feel is close.

There’s no need to be an expert (we aren’t). It’s not about data or memorised information. It’s about putting something that has affected us out there. Saying it out loud and putting words to it. Getting something back.

We also think it’s important to find the place to do this.

Illegal_Cinema was started up in 2007 in Belgrade by Marta Popivoda, a member of the Walking Theory – TkH, platform as a form of community self-education. This was followed by special editions in Zagreb and Istanbul in 2008 and 2009. In 2010 ThK set up another Illegal_Cinema at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris. Marta Popivoda visited Bulegoa z/b in December the same year to present Illegal_Cinema. The programme has been running in Bilbao ever since then. Jorge Núñez, Cristian Villavicencio, Leire San Martin, Marion Cruza Le Bihan, Ainara Elgoibar and Pablo Marte have coordinated past sessions of Illegal_Cinema. Coordination has now been handed over to Akane Saraiva and Aizpea de Atxa. If you’d like to propose a film or audiovisual you can contact Akane and Aizpea at any of the Illegal_Cinema sessions, or by email: bulegoa@bulegoa.org and a.saraivarando@gmail.com