“Born in Granada in 1904, [José] Val del Omar stands out as a unique figure in the history of experimental cinema. In the 1940’s his film poems connected to Dadaism and Surrealism, followed by the 1950’s when he expanded into cinema, and through the the 1960’s and 1970’s with underground films.” -Max Estrella Gallery
“Val del Omar’s film work survived under the constant, ignorant gaze of censorship, hidden away in his house laboratory or ‘garden of machines,’ as he called it...[there are] three main elements of his work: his interest in pedagogy and human perception, his cosmic vision of the world, and his technical experimentation with sound and image.” -Almudena Escobar López, The Brooklyn Rail .
📽:José Val del Omar (1904-1982), “DE GUTTENBERG A FARADAY,” 1974-1982, 35mm Films, Slide Projector, Chromatic Filter, Bionic Optic and Slides. Presented by Max Estrella at Untitled Art Fair, San Francisco, 2020.
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