In the days before the local festivities, workers from different sectors make some of the items that will be part of this season’s “human oddities” barracks. Inside them, since the mid-19th century, people with non-normative corporalities are exhibited. This film, which is shot at some point in the Spanish spring of 1980 but is lost in a collapse of past and future times, reflects on the normalization of violence based on the construction of the otherness in this festival barrack context, turning it into entertainment, while reviewing what traces it has left in the contemporary gaze.
nucbeade is a collective formed by artists Quiela Nuc (1990) and Andrea Beade (1988). Their first film, Una dedicatoria a lo bestia (2019) was presented at festivals such as Alcances (Cádiz. Best Short Film Award), Márgenes (Madrid), Málaga, Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones de Barcelona, Cinespaña (Toulouse), Queer Lisboa, Pink Screens Film Festival (Belgium) or Side by Side (Russia). His work has also been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and contemporary art centers such as La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Tabakalera (Donostia-San Sebastián), Matadero Madrid, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien (Berlin), Museum of Impossible Forms (Helsinki) or RMIT Art Intersect Spare Room (Melbourne).