Lectura de manos
Duration: 15’43” min
Original Format: MiniDV
Projection format: DCP 2K Estereo
Production: Javier Codesal © 2002 España
Direction, camera and editing: Javier Codesal.
Soun Postproduction: Pedro Saavedra.
With the participation of: Elisa Romero.
Reading of the author’s hands by a woman, and in a single shot. The character, health, intelligence, defects, family stories, love, everything that is being picked up from the hands composes a landscape and a novel, in addition to delivering a diaphanous portrait of the reader. The point of view of the camera allows a full identification of the viewer as the subject of the reading carried out.
Javier Codesal (Sabiñánigo, Huesca, 1958) has a degree in Visual and Hearing Image Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid.
Considered one of the pioneers of video art in Spain, his interest in the body and music stand out in his career – present in productions as different as’ Centauro ‘,’ Sábado legionario ‘,’ Los remotos paises de la pena ‘or the exhibition’ Ponte el cuerpo’-, the approach to themes such as pain, death or illness – for example, through the series ‘Dias de Sida’ – and a series of portraits that includes ‘La habitación de rada’ (on the Balkan War), ‘Mario y Manuel’, ‘Portrait of Francisco del Río’ or ‘Mayte’. Two of his other artistic facets are regularly reflected in his works and installations: poetry and drawing.