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EMOTIONAL is one leg of an artistic reasearch project.

This leg is shaped as as a public programme that reflects on the crossroads between emotions, storytelling (audiovisual, political, corporate, etc.) and social relations. Emotional is used by the artist as a public thinking process.

Upcoming legs of this research include filming.

EMOTIONAL includes film screenings, performances, workshops, and lectures. It brings together the most intimate and most public by discussing research spanning from how our brains work, to the relationship between emotions, values, and the law. We discuss robots and emotions and learn how the emotional profile of the Basque working class was forged. We will talk about emoticons, photography, human bodies and faces; about love in the age of capital; about how a film editor creates a dramatic arch, and about embarrassment (felt for others). We will practice vulnerable honesty while learning how to communicate non-violently.

Through various disciplines, international specialists will share their experience in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, jurisprudence, philosophy, history, photography, cinema, humour, art, performance, essay-writing, sociology, and non-violent communication.

EMOTIONAL is a joined effort of Tabakalera's Artistic Research Fellowship and the artist.


25 - 30 Nov 2019




M.25 > T. 26 16:00-19:00 Franziska Rautenberg, NonViolent Communication. The Emotions: Stormy and Colourful Signals



T.26 19:00 Lola Cañamero: Modelling emotions in autonomous robots to understand human emotions

X.27 17:30- 19:00 Ana Pfaff: The face screams a gust of wind

TH.28 19:00 Joan Fontcuberta: Post-photographic constructions of expression

F.29 17:30 Martí Manen and Emilio Moreno: Approaching from the emotional

F.29 19:00 Christian Salmon: Giants of the web: a machine for recounting and synchronising emotions...

SA.30 11:00 Sara Hidalgo and Eloy Fernández-Porta: Political emotions in the Basque working class and feminist sensology

SA.30 12:30 Garbiñe Biurrun and Daniel Vanello: Emotions, Values, and Law

SA. 30 16:30 Lisa Feldman Barrett: Emotions: Fact vs Fiction

SA. 30 18:00 Sociología Ordinaria (Amparo Lasén and Antonio A. García): The circuits of shame



F. 29  11:00 12:00 13:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 Clara Amaral: Do you remember that time we were together and danced this or that dance?

SA.30  11:00 12:00 13:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 Clara Amaral: Do you remember that time we were together and danced this or that dance?

SA.30 20:00 Eloy Fernández-Porta: You know how you should feel



M.25 - SU.1 Arthur Elsenaar and Remko Scha: Face Shift

M.25 - SU.1 Mika Taanila: Thank You for The Music – A Film about Muzak

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