Monday 20 May
Experimental Filmmakers from Abya Yala*
By LAC (Laboratorio Experimental de Cine) – a non-profit filmmakers' collective based in Mexico City, dedicated to promote experimental and expanded cinema through screenings and workshops. An important part of their project is the preservation and dissemination of film-lab techniques and knowledge.
*Abya Yala (a.k.a. The Americas, North, Central and South America).
First Nations leaders, activists, writers, artists and multiple organizations have agreed to use Abya Yala as the name to refer to the continent named by colonizers as The Americas.
Starts at 20:30.
1. FILM PERFORMANCE: Love Machine (30 min)
Machines talking about machines.
2. SHORT FILM PROGRAM (27 min)
Q&A with filmmakers at the end of the screening.
Annalisa Quagliata | 2018 | 1' | 16mm película b&n
Images of Xochipilli “the prince of flowers,” Mexican god of art, dance and poetry.
ROCK, SUN, RED, FLARE
Manuela de Laborde | 2014 | 1' | 16mm color, sonoro
1 minute planned / unforeseen. My first movie The portrait of a place, of its landscapes: from the object to the full, intensely framed and equally compressed in time. Around, without being foreseen, ethereal manifestations.
Lína Horizon (sjóndeildarhringur)
Claudio Sodi | 2019 | 4' | 16mm, two projectors
Between documentary and fiction, this piece analyzes the perception of the eye to the horizon. The sum of contrasts that is formed as tableaux takes us by supposed sensitive horizons filmed in Iceland.
Anfebutamol. Topiromato. Clonazepam.
Daniel Valdés Puertos | 2018 | 5' | super8
Agglomerate of textures of a burst polychromatic emulsion, which tries to reflect the mood-chemical state of the subject under treatment.
Annalisa Quagliata | 2017 | 2' | 16mm película b&n
A short film that uses techniques of handmade cinema to create a dream portrait, illustrating a process of regeneration and change.
Bruno Varela | 2005/2019 | 3' | 16mm, two projectors
Mechanical ballet, die of mass and light, electric comal moving eternally, from Brooklyn NY where the Chinanta tortillería has the largest tortilla machine in the world. Industrialization and craftsmanship in the same operation, millenary comales working by forced march to supply the Mexican population of the North of the United States.
Elena Pardo | 2019 | 5' | 16mm
On September 19, 2017, an hour after the simulation to commemorate the anniversary of the devastating earthquake that took place in Mexico City in 1985, it trembled again.
Azucena Losana | 2013 | México/Argentina | 3' | Super 8
“El guaraches” is the nickname of the owner of this traditional mezcalería in Cuicatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico. From their collection of handcrafted bottles handmade by Oaxacan families, I chose two from the “porno” collection to take away.