July 25, 2021

The Hnegra Festival proposes a immersion in the black genre around female characters – The Province

The Hnegra Festival proposes a immersion in the black genre around female characters - The Province

He Hnegra Festival, a platform of literature, illustration, music and performances of black and police genre around female characters, arrives in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria thanks to the collaboration of the Pérez Galdós House-Museum and the Insular Library, centers of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria that will host a wide universe of activities on October 10 and 11.

Hnegra is a project by the novelist, editor, theatrical producer and inventor of cultural concepts Fernando Marías (Bilbao, 1958), winner of the Nadal Prizes or Biblioteca Breve. In its edition in Gran Canaria it includes the presence of the illustrator Santiago Sequeiros, the journalist Marta Robles, the guitarist Josete Ordóñez, the singer Rosa Masip, the poet Raquel Lanseros and the writer, director and screenwriter Elio Quiroga.

At the headquarters of the Insular Library (Remedios Street, 7) will be inaugurated on October 10, at 7:00 pm, the sample of the twenty-two illustrators who have recreated the literary pulse of the short stories written by other Spanish authors and contained in the volume Hnegra, a singular edition of Alrevés in which the most important and active editorial of the independent black literature of ours, proposed to the writers to elaborate a history of gender carried out by a woman who could not be a policeman nor representative of the law.

Curated by Gonzalo Pernas, this shows that the public can contemplate in the assembly hall of the ground floor of the aforementioned building until November 12, exhibits the works of Tyto Alba, Raquel Aparicio, Laia Arqueros, MB Richart, Riki Blanco, Enrique Bonet, Arturo Elena, Pepe Farruqo, Sagar Forniès, Jorge Gonzalez, Maite Lopez, Sara Morante, Elena Odriozola, Javier Olivares, Joaquin Perterra, Didac Pla, Esteve Polls, Paco Roca, Alfonso Rodriguez Barrera, Santiago Sequeiros, Eva Vázquez and Fernando Vicente. The exhibition can be visited from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The visual versions of the stories interpret in a free way and using different artistic techniques the texts of the writers, all of them carried out by a woman immersed in a black and criminal atmosphere that could be murderous or victim, heroine or evil, but not police agent nor representative of the apparatus of justice. The illustrations adapt or revise, disassemble and re-build the twenty-two stories, in a rich exercise of reinvention and creative fusion that in some cases has been shared, because as the person responsible for this project, Fernando Marías, points out, "each story contains a look double and unique and its two creators are inseparable protagonists ".

Collages, ink monotypes mounted and digitally colored, pencils and pastels, watercolors, acrylic on paper? are some of the techniques used by artists in these works in which word and image are articulated in the same book allowing the story and illustration to complement and enrich each other.

After the opening of the exhibition, the film made in 1984 by the Insular Library will be screened at 8:00 p.m. Vicente Aranda, Fanny Pelopaja, one of the best films of the black genre produced in Spain. Starting from a novel by Andreu Martín called Prosthesis, Aranda formulates a convulsive thriller of revenge in which its protagonist descends to the mud of unleashed and frenetic passions.

The Canarian filmmaker Elio Quiroga He will be in charge of presenting the film that Aranda co-produces at the beginning of the eighties between Spain and France and that is set in the slums of Barcelona. Its protagonists are Fanny Cottençon Bruno Cremer, Francisco Algora, Berta Cabré and Ian Sera. In addition, the director introduces as a narrator a secondary character, that of a sociologist that is interpreted by Paca Gabaldón.

The action it moves on Thursday, October 11, to the House-Museum Pérez Galdós with the presentation at 1:00 pm of the book Bad luck (Editorial Espasa), with the intervention of its author, the journalist and writer Marta Robles, and the director and the Hnegra project coordinator, Fernando Marías Y Elio Quiroga.

That same day at 7:00 pm will be the presentation of the project and book Hnegra in charge of Marías, next to the one of the poemario This momentary eternity, by Raquel Lanseros (Editoral Viewer).

At 8 pm on the same Thursday and at the Pérez Galdós House-Museum, a poetic and musical recital will be held with the participation of Raquel Lanseros and Marta Robles, who will recite some of their poetic creations, while the musicians Josete Ordóñez (guitar) and Rosa Masip (voice) will interpret the two themes expressly created for Hnegra: Happy old people about the story of Robles and Four fingers about the Lanseros poem.

Finally, and to close the program, at 20:30 the guitarist himself Jose Ordóñez will take the concert to the stage Lost objects, where it shows diverse compositions inspired by cinematographic images of the first decades of the XX century. In this case, music is the plot of the film we see, and not the other way around, in a novel concept that unusually fuses music and film.


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