X-ray images were invented in 1895, the same year in which the Lumière brothers presented their respective invention in what today is considered to be the first cinema screening. Thus, both cinema and radiography fall within the scopic regime inaugurated by modernity.

The use of X-rays on two sculptures from the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum generates images that reveal certain elements of them that would otherwise be invisible to our eyes. These images, despite being generally created for technical or scientific purposes, seem to produce a certain form of photogénie: they lend the radiographed objects a new appearance that lies somewhere between the material and the ethereal, endowing them with a vaporous and spectral quality. It is not by chance that physics and phantasmagoria share the term 'spectrum' in their vocabulary.

  • Jorge Moneo Quintana
    The Interior City, Orbainak, In Ictu Oculi
  • Jorge Moneo Quintana
  • Jorge Moneo Quintana
  • Jorge Moneo Quintana
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Found Footage, Archive, Art film
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 28, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital after X-ray images
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Jorge Moneo Quintana

Jorge Moneo Quintana

Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country), 1988.

He achieved his Bachelor degree at the University of the Basque Country and also carried out studies at Universitatea de Arta si Design din Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and Universidade de Vigo (Spain).

His films have been shown in numerous institutions and festivals in Europe, America and Asia and he has participated in programs such as IDFAcademy or Berlinale Talents.

In 2015 he worked as assistant director in Iván Castiñeiras’ film 'Where is the jungle?', produced by LeFresnoy (France), filmed in Brazil and premiered at DocsLisboa '15.

In 2017 he completed his film training at the Master in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona where he co-directed 'The Interior City' which premiered worldwide at IDFA 2017 and in Spain at the Malaga Festival.

His next film 'Orbainak' (2019) had its premiere in the official section of Punto de Vista 2019. It won the award for Best Cinematography for a Spanish film in Competition at Filmadrid 2019 and the Special Mention of the International Jury at L'Alternativa 2019.

In 2020 he finished 'In Ictu Oculi' which had its world premiere at DOK Leipzig and received the Special Audience Award at Punto de Vista, the Best Short Film Award at Alcances and other awards at festivals such as Euskal Zine Bilera, Ribalta, SVARF or Cortada.

In 2023 he finished another two films, 'Exergo' and 'Phantasia' which are currently at distribution stage. He is currently working on his next project.

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