Albert Serra
  • 2020

The genius from Banyoles brings us a disturbing experience of voyeurism with libertine characters from the 18th century

With the Personalien video installation, Albert Serra proposes an immersive experience. Enter a dark room, lit only by two large screens (6 x 3.5 metres) facing each other, and give in to voyeurism. On the screens, a forest with 18th century characters cruising, like an animated, dark painting by Watteau. This Reina Sofía Museum commission is one of the artistic manifestations of his great interest in the struggle between desire and morality. He found the perfect iconography in the debauchery that spread during the twilight of the Ancien Régime. The first project fully focused on this world was the theatre production Liberté at the Volksbühne in Berlin, which evolved into Personalien and was then expanded and taken to the cinema (Liberté).    

Artistic team

Artistic team

  • By: Albert Serra
  • ProductionAndergraun Films and Montse Triola for Albert Serra 


With the collaboration of   

Veure més

From the same director

Liberté (TA19), La mort de Louis XIV (TA16), Història de la meva mort (TA13), Pulgasari (TA10) 

Parallel activities

Presentation of 'Personalien'

NEW DATE: Friday 4th December 18 h 

Cinema Truffaut

With Àngel Quintana (UdG), Carme Sais (Bòlit) and Salvador Sunyer (Temporada Alta)

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Duration: 45 min (two screens)

Premiere in Catalonia

Show without text

4 December, 17:005 December, 17:006 December, 17:00
WARNING: Show rescheduled for 4th, 5th and 6th of December due to Covid-19 regulations
Open access to the facility between 5 and 9 p.m. Seating limited to 25 people at a time, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Price: 8€


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