Marc Samper

Barcelona / Spain

Marc Samper (b.1980) is a videographer, video artist and photographer from Barcelona. In 2015-16 he spend a year in Greece to shoot what will be his first feature film, “Marathonas”. Samper has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona (UB), a Master degree in “Film Studies and contemporary audiovisual culture” in Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), and different studies in psychology and film production. […]

Biography / Marc Samper

Marc Samper (b. 1980) is a videographer, video artist and photographer from Barcelona. In 2015-16 he spend a year in Greece to shoot what will be his first feature film, “Marathonas”.

Samper has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona (UB), a Master degree in “Film Studies and contemporary audiovisual culture” in Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), and different studies in psychology and film production.

About the project 

The Hanging gardens or the virtuality of the events. Haiku on screen.

This video art installation project deals with the creation of different series of Haiku films, that is, 3-shots short video pieces with a total duration of 15 to 30 seconds. These micro-documentary films will cover different perspectives of Berlin through nature, art creation, and urban life. They aim at capturing glimpses of reality without further conceptual elaboration. In a second phase, to design the installation, we will do deeper research in Zen’s philosophy and explore the conception of the “event” in Gilles Deleuze, who in “The logic of sense” states: “The outbreak, the splendor of the event, is the sense. (…) the event is the identity of the form and the void. The event is not the object as designated, but the object as expressed or expressible, never present, but always past or yet to come”. We will reproduce our series of filmed events on old TV screens and other devices, reflecting the relationship between the fleeting and open nature of the events with the abstract or sedimented products of language and technique.