Still enjoying Easter holidays, so here’s a quick post with the video that opens the amazing exhibition Metamorphosis at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), an immersive experience into the fantastic worlds of filmmakers Ladislas Starewitch, Jan Svankmajer, and the Quay Brothers. It’s Loie Fuller—dancer, choreographer, inventor of lighting techniques, and filmmaker—who welcomes us into the showing with the Lumière brothers’ short film Danse Serpentine. This hand-tinted fashion film from 1896 is just a preview of a fantastic journey that deserves more than one visit. And just to finish, a quote from Svankmajer’s Alice: “Close Your Eyes to See.” Ready to dream?

For more information, visit the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona website.

Photo: Courtesy of Estel Vilaseca

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