José Val del Omar (Granada 1904 – Madrid 1982). With an extraordinary artistic and technological talent, Val del Omar was a ‘’believer in cinema’’ inspired by new horizons that he formulated in the term PLAT – representing the totalizing concept of a ‘’Picto-Luminic-Audio-Tactile’’ art – apart from being a contemporary and a comrade of Lorca, Cernuda, Renau, Zambrano and other figures of a Silver Age of the Spanish culture, interrupted by the Civil War. In 1928 he anticipated various of his most characteristic techniques, including the ‘’apanoramic overflow of the image’’ beyond the limits of the screen, and the concept of ‘’tactile vision’‘. These techniques. and those of ’’diaphonic sound’’ and other explorations in the field of electro-acoustics, would be applied in his Tríptico Elemental de España [Elementary Tryptich of Spain], begun in 1953 and only finished after his death. His work and tenacious research activity – quite against any tendency of misunderstanding and forgetfulness… read more
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A description about his visual techniques (P.L.A.T., the use of lenses, montage, and deeper meaning of this work) and also sound wise (Diaphonic Sound, invented by him and predecessor of the Stereo Sound) would be also much appreciated. It would help a lot to all those people who want to get introduce properly in the work of this genius. The best avant garde fimmaker of Spanish History. Thank you so much for uploading this. MUBI was lacking a huge incredible filmmaker.