Artist

Toni Serra

Artist. Manresa, 1960 - Barcelona, 2019. His films inhabit a no-mans-land that lies between experimental essay and poetry, evoking a sense of trance and reality of dreams. His first works, in Barcelona, New York and Tangier, questioned the beauty and mystery of the marginal and fleeting.

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Born: 1960
Died: November 21, 2019

Toni Serra was born in Barcelona and alterantively lived between Barcelona (Spain) and Duar Msuar (Morooco). He is the author of video and video programs, member of OVNI Archives [www.desorg.org] and worked on research projects: TransArab and Babilon Archives.

His videos explore different visions between the essay and the poetry, with a evocation of trance and the realities of dream. His first works in New York and Tangiers questioned the beauty and mystery of ephemeral and marginal. In 1998 he completed the TV Codes series: a critical immersion into the mass media mechanisms of alienation, a deconstruction of its hypnotical creation of social and identitary models. His later videos immerses one into relationships with the visionary, into the inner experience, the no man’s land between real and unreal, dream and waking, poetry and profecy as a way to deepen the criticism of reality.

Videography

Seven Performances

1992, 58:00 minutes, colour/B&W

Pura Fe (Pure Faith)

1991, 07:00 minutes, B&W

Critical Writing

(untitled)
Visions Urbanes: Cicle de Vídeo Creació. Barcelona: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.