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.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|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
Foreword 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 OMR 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 SODRE 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 Films Torquato Neto TO ATTEMPT THE EXPERIMENTAL Hélio Oiticica General Bibliography Index Acknowledgments Image Credits