05.27.2003

LA Freewaves screenings @ Americas Society

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Date/Time: 27/05/2003 12:00 am


Americas Society
The Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY, 10021
Phone: 212-249-8950
Fax: 212-517-6247
LA Freewaves (www.freewaves.org)
Video Screenings and Discussions
Tuesday, May 27–Wednesday, June 4, 2003
FREEWAVES Latin America: features the newest in video art from Latin America. One of the most substantial Latin American video surveys ever assembled, the nine programs, represent the syncretism and dynamic exchanges of artists and activists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Perú, and Venezuela.
From experimental exercises in physiognomy to pop culture clashes, from perceptual studies to historic reflections, these nine programs reflect the wide range of themes and approaches explored by media artists from Latin America.
The individual programs were curated by Ernesto Calvo Álvarez, Tamara Díaz Bringas, José Roca, Michèle Faguet, Jorge La Ferla, Priamo Lozada, Arlindo Machado, Christine Mello, Yucef Merhi, José-Carlos Mariátegui, Claudia Prado, and Cristián Silva.
Selected screenings will be followed by an informal discussion with featured artists and/or curators, including: Monika Bravo, Françoise Bucher, Margarita Jimeno, and Yucef Mehri.
Related PDF Resources (Adobe Reader required)
• FREEWAVES
Tuesday May 27, 6–7 pm
Face Value: Contemporary Video Works from Colombia
Selected by José Roca, 52 minutes
Face Value takes as its initial reference point the refusals and (indirect) disclosures of Andy Warhol’s Blow Job (1964). All the videos deal with “facial aspects” as a signifier of identity.
Artists: Fernando Arias, Sandra Bermúdez, François Bucher, Santiago Echeverry, Juan Fernando Herrán, Oscar Muñoz, Lucas Ospina, and Carlos Salazar.
Thursday May 29, 6–8 pm
Vidéo Femmes
Selected by Yucef Merhi, 38 minutes
Vidéo Femmes is a selection of video art by 3 generations of women from Venezuela. It is in part a tribute to the recently deceased video artist Alexandra Meijer-Werner.
Artists: María Bernárdez, Nela Ochoa, Nan Gonzáles, Conny Viera, Diana López, Odalys Valdivieso, and the late Meijer-Warners.
Guonderguoman [Wonder Woman]
Selected by Claudia Prado, 32 minutes
Guonderguoman assembles the work of two generations of women video artists from México, these videos include portraits of the self, objects of everyday life, as well as intimate investigations of the body in private and public space.
Artists: Silvia Gruner, Amaranta Sánchez, Alejandra Echeverría, Paulina del Paso, Carolina Esparragoza, Cecilia Navarro, Grace Quintanilla, Ximena Cuevas, and Claudia Fernández.
Saturday May 31, 1–9 pm
Marathon: All-day video projection of LA FREEWAVES program.
Monday June 2, 6–8 pm
Load (And Unload)
Selected by Cristián Silva, 48 minutes
The “loading and unloading” refers to these Chilean artists’ interface with other moments in media, from the globally recognizable (The Flintstones, Sci-Fi films) to the personal and obscure (a rescued Super 8 fragment, a stolen moment of a man collapsing on a street, to stray dogs on the beach).
Artists: Juan Céspedes, Felix Lazo, Cristóbal Lehyt, Mario Navarro, Macarena Rivas, Francisco Valdés, and Joe Villablanca.
State in Crisis: Contemporary Argentinean Video Art
Selected by Jorge La Ferla, 60 minutes
While middle class Argentines have access to technology, many now face economic jeopardy. The artists included in this program have responded to this crisis through work that is deeply theoretical and which at times serves as formalist reflections on a period of great upheaval.
Artists: Diego Lascano, Claudio Caldini, Alejandro Sáenz, Arturo Marinho, Florencia Acevedo, Guadalupe Pérez García, Carlos Trilnik, and Lorena Salomé.
Tuesday June 3, 6–8 pm
Visual Noise/Visual Memory: Recent Videos from Colombia
Selected by Michèle Faguet, 39 minutes
What are the political and social narratives that define the quotidian in Colombia today? Artists in Visual Noise/Visual Memory use re-contextualize footage, animation, autobiography, mock genres and music video to place themselves in the conflicted present tense while dealing with an-ever present past.
Artists: Rolando Vargas, Andrés Burbano, Adriana Arenas, José Alejandro Restrepo, Elkin Calderón, Simón Hernández, Wilson Díaz, Margarita Jimeno, and Monika Bravo.
Body Circumstances: The Body Between the Public and Private
Selected by Arlindo Machado and Christine Mello, 39 minutes
In these videos, ten Brazilian artists’ represent the way media conditions the body in public and private spaces.
Artists: Eder Santos, Lucas Bambozzi, Bruno de Carvalho, Rachel Rosalen, Lucila Meirelles, Inés Cardoso, Neide Jallageas, and Rafael França.
Wednesday June 4, 6–8 pm
Behind Television: The New Image of Peruvian Art Video
Programmed by José-Carlos Mariátegui for ATA Projects (High Andean Technology), 69 minutes
The curator explains: “. . . [these] young artists do not often wish to represent folkloric or typical elements or contents, but rather try to construct new forms of creation, analyzing their local context.”
Artists: Roger Atasi, Rafael Besaccia, Alvaro Zavala, Carlos Letts, Fermín Tanguis, Felipe Morey, Diego Velásquez, Carlos Troncoso, Iván Lozano, José Luis Carbajal, Diego Lama, and Arias & Aragón.
The Dinosaur Was Still There
Selected by Ernesto Calvo Álvarez and Tamara Díaz Bringas, 59 minutes
Dealing with absence, invisibility and extinction, the video artists in this program, provide an underrepresented example of Central America’s fertile independent media output.
Artists: Brooke Alfaro, Darío Escobar, Regina Galindo, Jonathan Harker, José Alberto Hernández, Lucía Madriz, Priscilla Monge, Hugo Ochoa, Alejandro Ramírez, Joaquín Rodríguez, Álvaro Sánchez, Patricia Villalobos, and Rodolfo Walsh.
SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, May 28, 6:30 pm
PRODUCING IN: LATIN AMERICA
Panel discussion on the current state of film and television production in Latin America.
Speakers: Marcela Gaviria (Colombia), Carlos Gutiérrez (Mexico); Paula Heredia (El Salvador), Cynthia Newport (Cuba),and Julia Solomonoff (Argentina).
Organized by New York Women in Film and Television (NYWFT) in collaboration with The Americas Society and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York
Free Admission to all programs
Reservations recommended. Call 212 277 8361
*Some videos are in Spanish with no English subtitles.
Freewaves: Latin America was originally commissioned for the 2002 LA Freewaves Festival The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles held in (Los November and produced by Juan Devis, Chair of the LA Freewaves Board. For more information on L.A. Freewaves, its participating artists, project descriptions, and events, please visit: http://www.freewaves.org/
The presentation of Freewaves: Latin America at The Americas Society is made possible, in part, through the generous support of the Elliot Family Foundation.
The Americas Society is a non-profit organization that promotes the understanding of the political, economic, and cultural issues that define and challenge the Americas today, from the Arctic circle to the southernmost tip of Argentina.
“>At the Americas Society
The Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY, 10021
Phone: 212-249-8950
Fax: 212-517-6247
LA Freewaves (www.freewaves.org)
Video Screenings and Discussions
Tuesday, May 27–Wednesday, June 4, 2003
FREEWAVES Latin America: features the newest in video art from Latin America. One of the most substantial Latin American video surveys ever assembled, the nine programs, represent the syncretism and dynamic exchanges of artists and activists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Perú, and Venezuela.
From experimental exercises in physiognomy to pop culture clashes, from perceptual studies to historic reflections, these nine programs reflect the wide range of themes and approaches explored by media artists from Latin America.
The individual programs were curated by Ernesto Calvo Álvarez, Tamara Díaz Bringas, José Roca, Michèle Faguet, Jorge La Ferla, Priamo Lozada, Arlindo Machado, Christine Mello, Yucef Merhi, José-Carlos Mariátegui, Claudia Prado, and Cristián Silva.
Selected screenings will be followed by an informal discussion with featured artists and/or curators, including: Monika Bravo, Françoise Bucher, Margarita Jimeno, and Yucef Mehri.
Related PDF Resources (Adobe Reader required)
• FREEWAVES
Tuesday May 27, 6–7 pm
Face Value: Contemporary Video Works from Colombia
Selected by José Roca, 52 minutes
Face Value takes as its initial reference point the refusals and (indirect) disclosures of Andy Warhol’s Blow Job (1964). All the videos deal with “facial aspects” as a signifier of identity.
Artists: Fernando Arias, Sandra Bermúdez, François Bucher, Santiago Echeverry, Juan Fernando Herrán, Oscar Muñoz, Lucas Ospina, and Carlos Salazar.
Thursday May 29, 6–8 pm
Vidéo Femmes
Selected by Yucef Merhi, 38 minutes
Vidéo Femmes is a selection of video art by 3 generations of women from Venezuela. It is in part a tribute to the recently deceased video artist Alexandra Meijer-Werner.
Artists: María Bernárdez, Nela Ochoa, Nan Gonzáles, Conny Viera, Diana López, Odalys Valdivieso, and the late Meijer-Warners.
Guonderguoman [Wonder Woman]
Selected by Claudia Prado, 32 minutes
Guonderguoman assembles the work of two generations of women video artists from México, these videos include portraits of the self, objects of everyday life, as well as intimate investigations of the body in private and public space.
Artists: Silvia Gruner, Amaranta Sánchez, Alejandra Echeverría, Paulina del Paso, Carolina Esparragoza, Cecilia Navarro, Grace Quintanilla, Ximena Cuevas, and Claudia Fernández.
Saturday May 31, 1–9 pm
Marathon: All-day video projection of LA FREEWAVES program.
Monday June 2, 6–8 pm
Load (And Unload)
Selected by Cristián Silva, 48 minutes
The “loading and unloading” refers to these Chilean artists’ interface with other moments in media, from the globally recognizable (The Flintstones, Sci-Fi films) to the personal and obscure (a rescued Super 8 fragment, a stolen moment of a man collapsing on a street, to stray dogs on the beach).
Artists: Juan Céspedes, Felix Lazo, Cristóbal Lehyt, Mario Navarro, Macarena Rivas, Francisco Valdés, and Joe Villablanca.
State in Crisis: Contemporary Argentinean Video Art
Selected by Jorge La Ferla, 60 minutes
While middle class Argentines have access to technology, many now face economic jeopardy. The artists included in this program have responded to this crisis through work that is deeply theoretical and which at times serves as formalist reflections on a period of great upheaval.
Artists: Diego Lascano, Claudio Caldini, Alejandro Sáenz, Arturo Marinho, Florencia Acevedo, Guadalupe Pérez García, Carlos Trilnik, and Lorena Salomé.
Tuesday June 3, 6–8 pm
Visual Noise/Visual Memory: Recent Videos from Colombia
Selected by Michèle Faguet, 39 minutes
What are the political and social narratives that define the quotidian in Colombia today? Artists in Visual Noise/Visual Memory use re-contextualize footage, animation, autobiography, mock genres and music video to place themselves in the conflicted present tense while dealing with an-ever present past.
Artists: Rolando Vargas, Andrés Burbano, Adriana Arenas, José Alejandro Restrepo, Elkin Calderón, Simón Hernández, Wilson Díaz, Margarita Jimeno, and Monika Bravo.
Body Circumstances: The Body Between the Public and Private
Selected by Arlindo Machado and Christine Mello, 39 minutes
In these videos, ten Brazilian artists’ represent the way media conditions the body in public and private spaces.
Artists: Eder Santos, Lucas Bambozzi, Bruno de Carvalho, Rachel Rosalen, Lucila Meirelles, Inés Cardoso, Neide Jallageas, and Rafael França.
Wednesday June 4, 6–8 pm
Behind Television: The New Image of Peruvian Art Video
Programmed by José-Carlos Mariátegui for ATA Projects (High Andean Technology), 69 minutes
The curator explains: “. . . [these] young artists do not often wish to represent folkloric or typical elements or contents, but rather try to construct new forms of creation, analyzing their local context.”
Artists: Roger Atasi, Rafael Besaccia, Alvaro Zavala, Carlos Letts, Fermín Tanguis, Felipe Morey, Diego Velásquez, Carlos Troncoso, Iván Lozano, José Luis Carbajal, Diego Lama, and Arias & Aragón.
The Dinosaur Was Still There
Selected by Ernesto Calvo Álvarez and Tamara Díaz Bringas, 59 minutes
Dealing with absence, invisibility and extinction, the video artists in this program, provide an underrepresented example of Central America’s fertile independent media output.
Artists: Brooke Alfaro, Darío Escobar, Regina Galindo, Jonathan Harker, José Alberto Hernández, Lucía Madriz, Priscilla Monge, Hugo Ochoa, Alejandro Ramírez, Joaquín Rodríguez, Álvaro Sánchez, Patricia Villalobos, and Rodolfo Walsh.
SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, May 28, 6:30 pm
PRODUCING IN: LATIN AMERICA
Panel discussion on the current state of film and television production in Latin America.
Speakers: Marcela Gaviria (Colombia), Carlos Gutiérrez (Mexico); Paula Heredia (El Salvador), Cynthia Newport (Cuba),and Julia Solomonoff (Argentina).
Organized by New York Women in Film and Television (NYWFT) in collaboration with The Americas Society and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York
Free Admission to all programs
Reservations recommended. Call 212 277 8361
*Some videos are in Spanish with no English subtitles.
Freewaves: Latin America was originally commissioned for the 2002 LA Freewaves Festival The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles held in (Los November and produced by Juan Devis, Chair of the LA Freewaves Board. For more information on L.A. Freewaves, its participating artists, project descriptions, and events, please visit: http://www.freewaves.org/
The presentation of Freewaves: Latin America at The Americas Society is made possible, in part, through the generous support of the Elliot Family Foundation.
The Americas Society is a non-profit organization that promotes the understanding of the political, economic, and cultural issues that define and challenge the Americas today, from the Arctic circle to the southernmost tip of Argentina.

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