Judro Guerrero (Jerez de los Caballeros) is a filmmaker and visual artist who currently works between Badajoz and Barcelona. In his beginnings he made short fiction films and independent and experimental audiovisual works as a director and director of photography. After graduating from the Faculty of Communication at the University of Seville, he moved to Barcelona to further his training as a filmmaker at the Escola de Cinema de Barcelona - ECIB, under programmes in Cinematography and Screenwriting. In 2019 he completed a Master in Creative Documentary at Pompeu Fabra University, where he developed the project for his debut feature, En la Escucha (Whisper Among Olive Trees). Recently, the film was selected and awarded as part of the WIP Official Selection at the 61st edition of the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival - FICCI. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Phonos Foundation with the experimental video installation project Huella sonora, in which he shows a tactile-sound exploration of the Extremadura landscape. In March 2023, the Extremadura and IberoAmerican Museum of Contemporary Art -MEIAC dedicated an exhibition (exhibition only), called “La mano que escucha” (The Listening Hand), to his works around the tactile-sonorous narrative developed in the film Whisper Among Olive trees.
My artistic activity delves into the limits of cinematic language, in that sense, I consider myself a border artist. The border for me is a place of exchange, not of division between two or more parts. This meeting place between image and sound is the core of my practice. In this symbiotic way, the films contain this amphibious character; sound and image coexist as elements belonging to two folding worlds, the world of the visible and the world of the invisible. My intentions are to explore the limits of cinematographic languages, codes and genres. In my works there are three correlating vertices: BEING, TECHNOLOGY and NATURE. My creative process, consciously or unconsciously, starts from one or more of these three nodes. Under my visualisations, the temporal density of contemporary society is determined by the relationship we establish with these three. In our time we live between two realities, between two nodes, between two margins. I have defined this as: THE AMPHIBIOUS QUESTION. I see the contemporary human being as an amphibious being, possessing a skin that is permeable to two environments, the digital and the physical. This is the premise of my first feature film, En la Escucha (Whisper Among Olive Trees). This film is the result of five years of research on a tactile-sound narrative proposal told from a non-human point of view. The proposal delves into the tempo of nature and the relationship between: the observer and the observed.