Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation

From January to April 2023

Elena Duque

Hacer/Ver [Doing/Seeing]

Hacer/Ver is a project that revolves around the possible ways of connecting film and painting from their physical dimension in which Elena Duque seeks to investigate the plastic qualities of both media in an effort to find possible ways of intersection, above and beyond other more widely explored ideas in this relationship. Inspired by painters who decided to expand their work to include the medium of film and who sought to capture plastic ideas through time and movement, the artist is set on exploring the optical illusion on which the device is based: the movement generated by the rapid succession of projected static images. 


Elena Duque is a filmmaker, programmer, critic and teacher. As a filmmaker, her work has been shown at festivals such as Mar del Plata, Punto de Vista (Pamplona), London Animation Film Festival, Les Inattendus (Lyon), Documenta Madrid, Animasivo (Mexico), Cinespaña Toulouse and L'Alternativa, among others. Several monographic sessions have been dedicated to her work at such venues as the Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles, USA, Doc's Kingdom (Portugal) and MUTA (Peru). She received a Special Mention at the Gijon Film Festival 2020 and the Best National Film Award at CaracasDoc 2021. Her work is included in the catalogues of Collectif Jeune Cinéma (Paris), Hamaca, and Archivo Xcèntric at the CCCB in Barcelona. She is currently a programmer and head of the publications department for the (S8) Peripheral Film Festival in A Coruña, associate programmer at the Seville European Film Festival, and lecturer at the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid. She also teaches workshops at different institutions and master's degrees.