Toni Serra


Toni Serra (Abu Ali), Barcelona 1960. Author of video, text and other sub-media. Founding member of the OVNI Archives (Observatory of Non Identified Video -, where he is doing research and programming work.
Through his work he has explored different visions, in a nomansland between the experimental essay and the poetry with a constant presence of the trance notion and the realities of dream. In his first works, in Barcelona, New York and Tanger, he was asking himself about beauty, the mystery of the ephemeral and the margins. After 1994, back in Barcelona he starts the video TV Code series, a personal immersion in the criticism of the mass media alienation mechanisms, trying to parody the spectacular seduction and to achieve a deconstruction of its hypnotic capacity of creating social models and identity stereotypes. The progressive knowledge that criticism must be a medium that helps to know and understand new worlds, leads him to consider and experiment the relationship between video and the visionary, between the inner experience and the visions in transition between worlds, spaces and times, between the real and the surreal, the dream and the sleep and the noon, the poetry and the a trip that not only is crossing but is also wiping those limits and borders.

Agents 05 Psico TV
Toni Serra. 1995. Spain. vo Spanish. 5’

Toni Serra. 1989. Spain. No dialogue 3’

Toni Serra. 2000. Morocco. vo English, Spanish. 28’

Toni Serra. 1993. Spain. No dialogue 1’

Interzona 01 Hardcore, 96
Toni Serra. 1997. Spain. 6’

La Noche 17081994 H
Toni Serra. 1994. Spain. No dialogue 4’

Magic In the Air
Toni Serra, Joan Leandre. 1999. Spain. vo English. 11’

Toni Serra. 1993. Spain. No dialogue 9’

Minnesota 1943
Toni Serra. 1995. Spain. vo English. s Spanish. No dialogue 7’

Presents incòmodes
Toni Serra, Alberto López Bargados, Josep Fornés, Arxius OVNI. 2016. Spain. vo Catalan. 115’

Pura Fe
Toni Serra. 1991. United States of America. vo Spanish. 7’

Total War
Toni Serra. 1994. United States of America. vo English, Spanish. No dialogue 4’

Trobada Oberta. Acte 34. La Ciutat Altra
Xavier de Luca, Toni Serra, Marc Almodóvar, David Batlle, Giovanni Cioni, Arxius OVNI. 2016. Spain. vo Spanish, Catalan.

Toni Serra. 1999. Spain. 12’

WSB Hassan Sabbah
Toni Serra, Joan Leandre. 1998. Spain. vo English, Spanish. 2’