• Color
  • Desnudo con alcatraces

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Experimental Latin American Women Filmmakers

  • Introduction

    Ángela López Ruiz has curated numerous exhibitions in Spain, France, Chile, Uruguay, and the US, and at the 30th Sao Paulo Bienal. She is a founding member of Montevideo’s Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo.

This program showcases female filmmakers who sought to carve out a place within the male-dominated world of Latin American independent audiovisual production. Key works, such as Argentine filmmaker Narcisa Hirsch’s Taller, exemplify the defiant position toward gendered and essentializing aesthetics expected of Latin American women filmmakers. Other works shown here include Color, by the pioneering Uruguayan filmmaker Lydia García Millán, one of the first abstract experimental films from Latin America; politically charged Super 8 experiments by Puerto Rican underground artist Poli Marichal; and more recent video essays by Mexican artist Ximena Cuevas.

Angela López Ruiz

Films in this Screening

Umbrales

Marie Louise Alemann, Argentina, 1967

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 19 mins

Color

Lydia García Millán, Uruguay, 1955

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 3 mins

Tango: el Narrador

Luz Zorraquín, Argentina, 1991

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  • Color
  • Digital video
  • 7 mins

Desnudo con alcatraces

Silvia Gruner, Mexico, 1988

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  • B&W
  • Digital video
  • 2 mins

Devil in the Flesh
(Diablo en la piel)

Ximena Cuevas, Mexico, 2003

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  • Color
  • Digital video
  • 5 mins

Popsicles 

Gloria Camiruaga, United States, Chile, 1982-1984

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  • Color
  • Digital video
  • 5 mins

Blues Tropical

Poli Marichal, Puerto Rico, 1982

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  • Color
  • Digital video
  • 4 mins

Copacabana Beach

Vivian Ostrovsky, Brazil, 1982

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  • Color
  • Digital video
  • 10 mins
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  • Light Cone