Gerard Ortín Castellví is an artist, filmmaker and researcher whose work examines the role of image production in the food sector and reveals the opaque infrastructures and systemic mechanisms that constitute it. Redefining the modes of production, distribution, and consumption of food has become one of the main challenges for the coming decades. By exploring imaging techniques in agrilogistics, the circulation of food within the platform economy, and future foods, Gerard Ortin’s films show how new corporate food regimes emerge and they’re surprisingly entangled with optical regimes, especially aided by machine vision.
After completing an MFA at Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam), Ortin finished an MA in Artists' Film and Moving Image at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is currently doing a PhD and teaching at the MA Art & Ecology. He has exibited at Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona), Tabakalera (Donostia-San Sebastián), Stedelijk Museum Buro (Amsterdam), and Office for Contemporary Art (Oslo). His works have been screened at the Anthology Film Archives (NY), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), LUX (London), City Film Festival (London), and Visions du Réel (Nyon), among others.
His film Reserve received the mention of the best short at the 42 edition of Festival Cinéma du Réel (Paris). His latest film Agrilogistics premiered at the 72 edition of Berlin International Film Festival, at Berlinale Shorts.
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