Ism, Ism, Ism / Ismo, Ismo, Ismo: Experimental Cinema in Latin America

Ism, Ism, Ism / Ismo, Ismo, Ismo: Experimental Cinema in Latin America

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Ism, Ism, Ism / Ismo, Ismo, Ismo is the first comprehensive, United States–based film program and catalogue to treat the full breadth of Latin America’s vibrant experimental film production. The exhibition features key historical and contemporary films from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States. From innovative works by Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica and Mexican photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo to the breathtaking yet practically unknown ouevre of queer Ecuadorian filmmaker Eduardo Solá Franco, the exhibition takes both the aficionado and the open-minded viewer on a journey into a wealth of materials culled from the forgotten corners of Latin American film archives. Equally unprecedented in its approach and scope, the accompanying fully bilingual catalogue features major scholars and artists working across nationalities, mediums, and time periods. Lerner and Piazza assemble a mix of original content authored by key curators, scholars, and archivists from Latin America: eighteen essays and articles translated for the first time pertaining to the history of Latin American experimental film, historical image-documents that are fundamental to the history of experimental film in Latin America, and program notes from the exhibition’s programs. The collection is an invaluable resource for scholars, curators, artists and others interested in the history of Latin America, modern art, experimental and avant garde film, political and Third Cinema, and other noncommercial cinemas.
Published in association with the Los Angeles Filmforum, and as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520296084
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker, curator, and writer living in Los Angeles. He teaches in the Intercollegiate Media Studies program at the Claremont Colleges.
Luciano Piazza is an Argentine filmmaker, critic, and writer based in Los Angeles. He studied literature at the University of Buenos Aires, creative writing at New York University, and film and video at the California Institute of the Arts.

Table of Contents

Adam Hyman

Ism, Ism, Ism
Jesse Lerner and Luciano Piazza

Visual Experimentation in Super 8: Mexico and Latin America
Álvaro Vázquez Mantecón

Little Cinema Is Dead! Long Live Cinema!
José de la Colina

A Secret History
Alfonso Gumucio Dagron

Cameraless South America: Under the Spell of Norman McLaren
Antoni Pinent

The Performative in Venezuelan Experimental Film
Isabel Arredondo

Fifth Caracas Super 8 Film Festival
Julio Neri and Mercedes Márquez

The Image Belongs to Those Who Work with It: Recycled Cinema in Latin America
Jesse Lerner

Ism Ism
Manuel DeLanda

Super 8 Experimental Film in Puerto Rico During the 1980s
Poli Marichal

The Appropriations of Che’s Image Experimental Cinema in Cuba?
Luisa Marisy

A New Phase in the History of Cinema
Claudio Caldini

A Pocket Constellation: In Praise of Argentinian Experimental Cinema in Super 8
Pablo Marín

Silvestre Byrón

Thresholds of Experience: On Marie Louise Alemann’s Umbrales
Federico Windhausen

“Fax Fatory” Studios: Solá Film
María Belén Moncayo

It Started as a Hobby: Experimental Film
Revista Ercilla

Mysteries of the Creative Act
Jorge Sanjinés

Resistant Stories
Ángela López Ruiz

Third International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival

The Founding of the Center for Experimental Film
Claudio Salinas Muñoz and Hans Stange Marcus

Raúl Ruiz, Or Anthropology’s Trembling Images
Tarek Elhaik

Radio Belén
Mauricio Godoy

Miss Universo en el Perú
Mauricio Godoy

Proposal for Establishing the Film Institute in Barranquilla
Gabriel García Márquez

The Barranquilla Group, La Cueva, and Experimental Film
Marta Lucía Vélez

What is Poverty Porn?
Luis Ospina and Carlos Mayolo

Material for Release
Torquato Neto

The Resonant Times of Hélio Oiticica’s Quasi-Film
Rubens Machado Jr.

Super 8 as an Instrument of Language
Sérgio Péo

Torquato Neto

Hélio Oiticica

General Bibliography
Image Credits

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