Xavier Artigas is a film director and founder of the production company Metromuster, which defined itself as producing emancipatory A/V cultures and deconstructing code in activism. Following the principles of the 15M / Indignados Movement, Metromuster (a co-op) aimed to advocate for social change through the empowerment of communities and collectives in struggle, as well as placing importance on the recovery of historical memory. Artigas is known for his work as director for the documentary ‘Ciutat Morta’ (translating into ‘Dead City’ in English), which tells the tale of a Patricia Heras, a young poet who commited suicide in prison, and through her death, incarceration, bigotry, corruption and institutional violence in Barcelona.
#RiskandRebellion (January 24th and 25th, 2021) is a mondial symposium and kick-off of Artists at Risk (AR) – A European Network of Safe Havens (AR-ENSH) a Creative Europe project co-funded by the European Union. AR-ENSH Partner Institutions: Artists at Risk (AR), Artveda, CCCB, Stalker and ZKM | Karlsruhe.
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