The wolf no longer inhabits the land that once formed part of its territory, and only through its outlines can we get closer to it; remnants of wolf traps, predator urine imported from the US, a dung-hill used to feed scavenger birds and archers that shoot at replicas of animals. Reserve constructs a story about the fragile balance of a territory after the disappearance of the predator, where the complex co-existence between humans and non-humans presents a distinctly marked anthropogenic ecosystem.
Length: 27 min
Country of Origin: Spain
Completion Year: 2020
Director: Gerard Ortín Castellví
About the director
Gerard Ortín Castellví (1988, Barcelona) lives and works in London. He recently finished the Goldsmiths Artists’ Film and Moving Image MA, after completing an MFA at Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam) and a BA in Fine Arts at University of Barcelona. He is now a PhD fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has recently showed his work at LUX (London) and exhibited at Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona) as well as in Tabakalera (Donostia-San Sebastián), Stedelijk Museum Buro of Amsterdam (Amsterdam), Office for Contemporary Art (Oslo), Open (Reykjavík) and Seager Gallery (London). His works have been screened in places like the Anthology Film Archives (New York), Zumzeig Cinecooperativa (Barcelona) and Numax (Santiago de Compostela). He has worked with Galeria Estrany-de la Mota in Barcelona and collaborates with the artists and filmmaker coop Tractora.