Curious minds

Xcèntric Archive

For many experimental filmmakers, the observation of the world around us is key for their art. We have selected some documentary films from the Xcèntric archive on the occasion of Docs Barcelona festival, that will take place in the CCCB from May 15th to 25th. These all are documentary films, but they vary in their techniques or approaches (video diary, observational camera, portrait, video essay, interview, found-footage…), with references ranging from the Lumiere brothers to the pop culture, and they offer a broad view of the archive’s content.

Workers Leaving the Factory (Dubai), Ben Russell, 2008, 8 min

Tishe!, Victor Kossakovsky, 2002, 80 min (Suggested excerpt: minutes 24-29, 5 min)

München-Berlin Wanderung, Oskar Fischinger, 1927, 4 min

Andy Warhol, Marie Menken, 1965, 18 min

Entretien avec ma mère / Natalia Akerman, Chantal Akerman, 2007, 27 min

Videodiary 2-1-2006 to Present, Naomi Uman, 2011, 85 min (Suggested excerpt: minutes 16-21, 5 min)

Eye Machine I, Harun Farocki, 2002, 23 min

It Felt Like a Kiss, Adam Curtis, 2009, 54 min

You can view the works of this playlist in the Xcèntric Archive.