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Andrea bordoli
Experimental film | 16mm | color and b&w | 8'9'' | Switzerland | 2020
The requerimiento was a declaration by the Spanish monarchy of Castile's divine right to take possession of the New World's territories and to subjugate, exploit and, if necessary, fight the native inhabitants. This experimental 16mm short film explores the aesthetics of a mythological time and its archetypical creatures and materialities. In particular, following the trajectories of a serpent and a meteorite's fragment, REQUERIMIENTO develops an interwoven narration questioning human and nonhuman alterities in different epochs and cultures.
Andrea Bordoli holds a BA in Anthropology and Philosophy from the Université de Neuchâtel (2015), and a MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester (2017). He is currently based in Geneva, where he studies cinema at the Haute Ecole d'Art et Design (HEAD) while developing his own personal research at the intersection between anthropological theory, documentary cinema and visual art.