If cameras have memory, it could be said that cameras reflect, that is, they create visions of the world. The Camera Lucidas section is dedicated to films that help us understand an increasingly turbulent world, where the barrage of images creates a network that makes a single vision of the world less and less discernible. In the face of this barrage of silent images, we must look for images that think about the society around us, about the place we leave behind, about the world we are heading towards. Camera Lucidas brought the outside world into rooms of painters. For this reason now more than ever, we must advocate for films which bring us closer to that which is remote, whether it be History or lost forms of socialization.
We live in a time where hyper-connection and social networks are creating unprecedented and unthinkable balances, which are crystallized in musical, artistic and literary creation. Cinema, however, as an art form created collectively, has rarely been thought of as collective in origin. For this reason, a mirror must be opened up to show how film collectives have always been synonymous with political engagement, formal commitment and a desire for social intervention. Camera Lucidas: For a Collective Dream shows an underground genealogy of many filmmaking practices emerging today.