Gerard Ortín Castellví (Barcelona, 1988) is an artist, filmmaker and researcher.
After completing an MFA at the Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam), he earned an MA in Artists’ Film and Moving Image at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is currently pursuing a PhD and teaching the MA Art & Ecology. He is also a tutor in the UCL Creative Documentary by Practice MFA and a member of the Ecological Reparation project.
Her work has been screened at numerous museums and festivals such as the Museum of the Moving Image (NY), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Open City Film Festival (London) and Berlinale (Berlin). His latest work is part of the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023.
Future Foods (2021) revolves around the production of plastic food in the laboratories of Replica LTD, one of the few British companies that still produce props for films, advertisements, and staging.
The perception of food, its attractiveness and palatability through a constructed image, come into play when observing these artisanal production processes through a camera.
A telephone conversation with the CEO of a Finnish start-up about the food of the future introduces us to cutting-edge technology that hypothesizes a near future devoid of agriculture and land effects.