PRODUCTION DATE: 2016
DURATION: 6min 15sec
Río contemplates the interaction between the flow of a river, its wildlife and the sunlight. Although it is just a few inches deep, the river contains a busy and multilayered life. The close-ups show pondskaters, fish, tadpoles and leaves… They all move in changing directions, swimming or floating in the water, which is practically invisible despite being what makes the river’s intricate life possible.
Gonzaga Gómez-Cortázar studied Audiovisual Communication BA at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao. During those years, he was awarded an Erasmus grant that allowed him to study Film and Communication at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris. He lived and worked in Lisbon and in London. He has also developed his work in the UK, Spain, France, Morocco, India and Malta. He has exhibited in Spain, India, USA, Turkey and Australia.