Around Darkness

Conversations and screenings about darkness with Scott Barley


Workshop, “Around Darkness”

October 2019, 11th Friday, 12th Saturday, 16h a 20h.

Aula 2, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

Free participation with registration, write an email with your name to:

Screening, “Sleep Has Her House”:

October 2019, 12th Saturday, 21h.

Teatre Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

Free entrance.

Workshop with Scott Barley: «Around Darkness»

Scott Barley is a British filmmaker and artist. His work has been associated with the Remodernist and Slow Cinema movements. Since 2015, Barley has almost exclusively shot his films on an iPhone. His films are primarily concerned with the anthropocene, nature, darkness, cosmology, phenomenology and mysticism.

In this workshop, Barley introduce us to his work and goes through his fundamental influences. The filmmaker reflects on his particular way of working as we enter into the night and darkness as the basis of vision.


Sleep Has Her House with the presence of the author.

2017, United Kingdom, 90 min.

The shadows of screams climb beyond the hills. It has happened before. But this will be the last time. The last few sense it, withdrawing deep into the forest. [...] Through long static takes, the film develops a contemplative, hypnotic experience, akin to paintings that move, mixing live action and still photography (shot on iPhone 6) and hand-drawn images.