SHORTS EXPERIMENTAL

Date: TBA

Venue

Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor (Auditorium)

New York, NY 10004

(212) 925-6625

 

La última princesa inca / The Last Inca Princess

Peru | Ana De Orbegoso | 14:47 min

Wednesday, June 24, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS
This experimental short brings to life and infuses current relevance into a colonial painting that captures a crucial moment in history: the execution of the last rebel Inca King Tupac Amaru and the political wedding of his niece, to a Spanish army captain - events that consummated the Spanish conquest of the Inca empire and the official “mestizaje” - the mixed breed - of Peruvian and Spanish cultures.


DIRECTOR'S BIO

Ana De Orbegoso was born in Peru. She is a New York & Lima based interdisciplinary visual artist and experimental filmmaker. She is recognized for her socially engaged photography and her participatory art practice. She explores different aspects of the human psyque through the use of popular iconography and staged situations. 

Diphthongs

USA - Poland | Tusia Dabrowska | 09:14 min

Thursday, June 25, 4:30 pm

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

53 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

Bwtn. Thompson and Sullivan Street

 

SYNOPSIS

DIPHTHONGS is a personal story of e/immigration and Generation 1.5. Since the word for homeland takes on the masculine or feminine form depending on language, the video is divided into FATHERLAND and MOTHERLAND. It explores the cultural constructs of belonging, civil disobedience, and shared language. The story is told via actions developed through guided improvisation while animation represents the protagonist’s internal dialogue. 


DIRECTOR'S BIO

TUSIA DABROWSKA’s work was featured in among others, Cologne OFF X (Germany, 2014), Slinghshot Festival in Athens (GA, 2014), Center for Contemporary Art in Aberdeen (UK, 2013), Museo de Reproducciones in Bilbao (Spain, (2013), and the Currents Festival (2012). Her writing and translation appeared in The Forward, Aish, and Vida. Tusia is a recipient of the Brooklyn Arts Council grant (as vny in 2011), the Puffin Foundation grant (2013), the Asylum Arts Fellowship (2015).

 

Sonho de Sara / Dream of Sara

Brazil | Sara Não tem nome and Gabraz Sanna | 08:11 min

Tuesday, June 23, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS

On a desert road a car crosses the landscape. the oniric narrative is reduced to the dreaming stomach, where images drawn in the unknown


DIRECTOR'S BIO

Gabraz is a visual artist from Brazil. In the past 11 years he has directed around 15 films, shorts mostly researching less obvious forms of narrative, and worked in dozens of other`s people projects accumulating functions as director of photography and editor. Also acts as a curator at the Mostra do Filme Livre, a pioneer independent film festival that takes place in Rio every year since 2002. 

 

G L E A M

Canada | Hugues Clément | 1:53 min

Thursday, June 25, 4:30 pm

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

53 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

Bwtn. Thompson and Sullivan Street

 

SYNOPSIS

Coexistence between organic forms/movements and graphic interventions, represented in an audio/visual dialogue. Inspired by an idea of a de/contextualization of caverns (somehow like land artists de/contextualize nature in gallery), G L E A M 's free forms are constructed by the union of two concepts, in order to base the work on creativity before technology: the pure/simple graphic form (computer) and the «sensational» motion design (nature). The dichotomy is also present in the music; typical electronic sounds (micro-clics, sinus bass, 808 snare) are in relationship with vaporous, crystal-inspired sound, recorded from nature, and then manipulated. 

 

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Montreal// Between sound/image and digital/organic universes, new media artist Hugues Clément explore an dichotomy-dismantling approach, showcased in various and different events around the world. With audiovisual performance, mapping, design, vjing and installation, Hugues Clément attempts to capture today, interested in digital manipulation, formalism, abstract/tangible juxtaposition and relationship between audio/visual, and creativity/technology. 

Tormenta perfecta / Perfect Storm

Mexico | Rafael Gutiérrez Mercadillo | 04:27 min

Thursday, June 25, 4:30pm

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

53 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

Bwtn. Thompson and Sullivan Street

 

SYNOPSIS

"Perfect Storm" is a video exploration of sensuality and emotion. The technique of translating word to image is used in this video poem, written by Eduardo Estala Rojas, to uncover the true nature of identity, and what can be achieved through self-belief.   


DIRECTOR'S BIO

Rafael Gutierrez Market has a degree in Communication from the University of La Salle, Mexico, and also has a master's degree in Visual Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. He has worked in television production since 1999, on the public television the State of Guanajuato, Mexico. He is founder of The Onion Films, Mexico.

País en vías de desarrollo / Developing Nation

Chile | Jorge Catoni | 10:00 min

Thursday, June 25, 2:30 pm 

Auditorium Center for Worker Education

25 Broadway, 7th Floor. New York, NY 10004

 

SYNOPSIS
Taped around “La Vega Central” (open market. Santiago, Chile) About how wander invisible and  circularly in our social disability.

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Jorge Catoni (1980) lives and work in Santiago, Chile. He works in multiple media, including painting, graphics, video art and experimental music.

Enfrentar animales salvajes / To Face Wild Animlas

Argentina | Jerónimo Quevedo | 7:00 min

Thursday, June 25, 4:30 pm

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

53 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

Bwtn. Thompson and Sullivan Street

 

SYNOPSIS
Miss Chile 1985 has been kidnapped by Tarzan, the king of the jungle and highest exponent of the Patriotic Anti-Pinochet Command Manuel Rodriguez.


DIRECTOR'S BIO

Jeronino Quevedo is a  film student at Universidad del Cine, in Argentina. His film To Face Wild Anmals has been shown in film festivals in Argentina and around the world.

Naúfragos y cuidanderos / Castaways and Caretakers

Colombia/USA  | Oscar Frasser | 8:00 min

Thursday, June 25, 4:30 pm

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

53 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

Bwtn. Thompson and Sullivan Street

 

SYNOPSIS

This short experimental film interprets the interaction of the disappeared (“NN” No Name) that float in the Magdalena River and the people of Puerto Berrio, Colombia.

 

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Oscar Frasser is a professional photographer, cinematographer filmmaker and storyteller with a focus on human rights issues and an expertise in Latin American topics. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, he is a long-time New Yorker. Oscar has a Master of Arts in Media Studies and Certificate in Documentary Studies from The New School.  He also holds a Certificate in Filmmaking and Directing from NYU University, a BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology