Next Friday, December 14th at 21.00 hs, La Pantalla Pintada – The Painted Screen, Experimental Cinema and Video Art Festival is launched at Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo de Montevideo, Maldonado 1273. Curated by Macarena Cordiviola, the first edition of this festival was exhibited at Centro Cultural Carlos Gardel -Buenos Aires, Argentina- in 2009. www.lapantallapintada.com.ar
Twenty films by twenty two national and international artists belonging to different generations: Claudio Caldini (Argentina), Lynne Sachs (USA), Bill Brand (USA), Ángela López Ruiz (Uruguay) among others. These filmmakers represent a wide range of aesthetics and languages in the history of experimental cinema and video art.
The idea is to provide widespread promotion to a different cinema which is generally hidden by the mainstream and invite spectators to enjoy other forms that are not openly screened but suggested.
La Pantalla Pintada lasts 90 minutes and is divided into three conceptual areas:
1- La Pantalla Pintada - The Painted Screen: it names the festival. Cinema somehow has a plastic origin. Walter Ruttmann described his film work as " painting through time" . On stage: hallucinations painted by a camera.
Ventana / Window by Claudio Caldini (4'22” - Argentina, 1975)
Ojos en llamas / Eyes on fire by Magdalena Jitrik (7'- Argentina, 1998-2008)
Espacio C / Area C by Nadia Estebanez (2'35”- Argentina, 2009)
Swan's island by Bill Brand and Katy Martin (5'02” - USA, 2005)
Compadre / Compadre by Guillermo Zabaleta (3' -Uruguay, 2012)
2- Memory in-between walls: records of the abandonment, remembrance, erradicated belonging, moebius space, time crystallization, the public and private.
Entreabierto / Ajar by Verónica Vitullo and Mariana Sosnowski (5'23” - Argentina, 2006)
La ausencia / Absence by Ricardo Greene (10'- Chile, 2008)
A stupid way to say goodbye by Paulo Pécora (4' -Argentina,2004 )
Tornado / Tornado by Lynne Sachs (3'06” - USA, 2002)
Tres para desaparecer / Three to vanish by Carolina Cappa (5'22” - Argentina, 2006)
La Patria por la boca muere / Greedy countries weaken soon by Anaclara Talento ( 4'41” - Uruguay, 2012)
Colores / Colours by Anna-Lisa Marjak (2' - Argentina, 2001)
3- Nature in orbit / Rituals of the body: images showing in a poetic but cruel way the arrival of the end, the soul-body link, the impossible hope, the state of inertia, the physical deterioration, the dreadful, body preserved under the science magnifier , the woman-object place, the demand of perfection, the thin border between sanity and dementia.
Madrigal revelado / Unvealed madrigal by Eduardo Duwe (3' - Brasil 2004)
Rosácea / Rosacea by Ina López ( 4'50” - Uruguay, 2012)
Laroié Exú by Ángela López Ruiz (6' - Uruguay, 2001)
Encrucijada / Fork in the road by Anabel Vanoni ( 3' - Argentina/México, 2005-2006)
Viaje / Trip by Teresa Puppo ( 6'41”- Uruguay, 2012)
Sin Título / Untitled by Jessie Young (3'30” - Uruguay, 2012)
Velo/ Veil by Luciana Damiani (1'39” - Uruguay, 2012)
Ursula apatika / ApathetiK Ursula by Serrana Lax Torres ( 3' - Uruguay/España, 2009)