The ghost town is a space devoid of life. Inhabited only by a few animals and the subjective gaze of an observer wandering through an inert space. The previous life has disappeared. Is anybody there?. The Wild West returns to the present; A territory without law or dominated by the law of the strongest? A paradigm shift caused by the pandemic, a territory of opportunity ... or perhaps the end of civilization.
Ghost Town is a triptych of video art and experimental music. Its implementation began in the midst of a global pandemic, when Spain suffered the first wave of the virus and its harshest confinement to date. Miguel A. García, internationally renowned experimental musician, contacted me through the internet and we began to work on the idea of a ghostly vision of deserted cities under the metaphor of the old American West. Three pieces emerged from our collaboration: Spectre, Pandemic View and Locked Animals. All represent the spirit of desolation of those hard times when cities were deserted and friends and family succumbed to disease.
Moments that sadly repeat themselves again in new waves…
The aesthetics of this film are based on the destructuring of the gaze, on the loss of references in the face of a change in the historical paradigm. A hallucinatory representation of loss and the desire to find someone in the middle of a deserted city during the worst moments in our recent history.
Tais Bielsa Rey
Master's Degree in Digital Communication, Culture and Citizenship, (URJC).
Degree in Audiovisual Communication, (UCM).
Diploma in Audiovisual Editing, (ECAM).
Audiovisual artist: Producer, scriptwriter, editor and independent audiovisual director since 2003. My works converge documentary and fiction, video and experimental music, sound art, installations and happenings. My projects include the experimental documentary Vostell Happening, produced with the participation of the Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales, Gorgueldoc: Huellas de un Conflicto en Bucle, a documentary webseries and A residence above the clouds, a feature-length science documentary.
I have extensive experience in the production and editing of television and film formats. I have worked for audiovisual production companies such as Morena Films, ElaMedia, 14 pies, La Fábrica, Mass Digital etc, as well as in productions for TVE and Telemadrid.
I have collaborated with artists such as Jaime del Val, Cristina Lucas, Carmela García and Fernando Sánchez Castillo.
I have presented my audiovisual works, performances and happenings in national festivals such as Zemos 98, Proyector:Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Festival de Jóvenes Realizadores de Granada, Festival de Cine y Pintura de Fuendetodos, Festival de Cine de La Palma, etc.
In relation to my artistic activity I have presented and exhibited works at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Madrid (UCM), C arte C Espacio de Arte Complutense, MediaLab Prado and La Casa Encendida, among others. In parallel to my audiovisual work, I have worked as a mediator in cultural production and participated as a speaker in educational, urban anthropology and sociology meetings.