Toni Serra

Spain

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 - http://www.desorg.org), 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 prophecy...like a trip that not only is crossing but is also wiping those limits and borders.

http://www.al-barzaj.org/

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


Bordeline
Toni Serra. 1989. Spain. No dialogue 3’


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


Charlie. Keep in Touch
Toni Serra. 1999. Morocco. vo English, Spanish. s Spanish. 25’


Charlie. La Paz del Mundo
Toni Serra. 1999. Morocco, Spain. vo English, Spanish. s Spanish. 30’


Charlie. No, yo no voy a América
Toni Serra. 1999. Morocco, Spain. vo Spanish. s English. 13’


El Barrio
Toni Serra. 2002. Morocco, Spain. vo Arabic. s Spanish. 59’


Fez, Ciudad Interior.
Toni Serra. 1999. Morocco, Spain. vo Arabic, Spanish. s Spanish. 30’


Fondo
Toni Serra. 1993. Spain. No dialogue 1’


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


La noche
Toni Serra. 1994. Spain. No dialogue 9’


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


Las puertas de la ciudad
Toni Serra. 2002. Morocco, Spain. vo Arabic. s Spanish. 10’


Los artesanos
Toni Serra. 2002. Spain, Morocco. vo Arabic. s Spanish. 14’


Madrasas
Toni Serra. 2002. Morocco, Spain. vo Arabic. s Spanish. 14’


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


Mercados y calles principales
Toni Serra. 2002. Morocco, Spain. vo Arabic. s Spanish. 22’


Migra
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.


VideoLabyrinth
Toni Serra. 1999. Spain. 12’


Wahab
Toni Serra. 1994. Spain, Morocco. vo Arabic. No dialogue 3’


Welcome to Interzona
Toni Serra. 1995. Spain. vo English.


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