Ivan Pintor

Writer and lecturer in Audiovisual Communication at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has directed numerous lecture series for CaixaForum and is a regular contributor to the “Cultura/s” supplement in La Vanguardia.

Ivan Pintor is a lecturer in Audiovisual Communication at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He belongs to the CINEMA research group at the UPF, and with Jordi Balló he co-directs the research project Motivos visuales en la esfera pública (REF: CSO2017-88876-P) and is Project Manager in Spain for the Erasmus + TESEO project. He has directed numerous lecture series for CaixaForum and congresses such as, for example, Mutaciones del gesto en el cine europeo contemporáneo (UPF, 2012), has produced audiovisual pieces for museums and television, regularly contributes to the “Cultura/s” supplement in La Vanguardia and has taught classes at universities in various countries.

He has published in international journals such as Hispanic Research Journal, L’Atalante, Apparatus Journal and [in] Transition and has participated in over fifty books, including Les Motifs au cinéma (PUR-Cinéma, 2019), Flash Gordon (Edizioni Nicola Pesce, 2019), Figuras del comic (Aldea Global, 2017), I riflessi di Black Mirror (Rogas Edizioni, 2018), Mad Men (Errata Naturae, 2015), Endo-Apocalisse. The Walking Dead, l’immaginario digitale, il post-umano (Area Blu Edizioni, 2015), On the Edge of the Panel. Essays on Comics Criticism (Cambridge Scholars, 2015), La Strada di Fellini (Liguori, 2013), Poéticas del gesto en el cine contemporáneo (Intermedio, 2013), Totes les cartes (CCCB, 2012) and Le Cinéma de Julio Medem (Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2008). He has directed documentaries such as Harold Bloom, Reading the Labyrinth (2010) and has participated in scriptwriting for fictional feature films such as La substància (2016), directed by Lluís Galter.

Storytelling

Iconographies of the Pandemic

Ivan Pintor

We review the visual symptoms of the pandemic, its representation by individuals, politicians, media and the entertainment sector, and the dilemma posed by combining these with the personalised tracking of the population.

Storytelling

Happiness

Ivan Pintor

The totemic deity that speaks through the voices of advertising is not just consumerism, blame or melancholy but the stopping of history.