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Felipe Esparza

Cortar un arbol en luna verde

Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur et n&b | 8:0 | Pérou | 2021

From the diary of Christopher Columbus, October 15, 1492: "And deviated from the land by two lombard shots, there is in all these islands so much depth that one cannot reach it. These islands are very green and fertile and have very sweet airs, and there may be many things that I do not know, because I do not want to stop to go through many islands to find gold". They had only been on land for four days. The gold never existed. It is only possible to suppose the sweetness of the air. The islands are still green.

Felipe Esparza’s work creates dynamic links and tensions between film, visual arts and video creation. In his projects there is an interest in social content coexisting with an exploration of themes such as nature, the sacred, non-verbal communication, its symbolic derivations, and the relationship between image and time, image and history, and image and truth. He approaches the complex representation of these themes by developing visual narratives in which the contemporary visual imagination cohabits with archives and with local and universal cultural codes, to the point of creating pieces of metalanguage. He is currently focusing on rituals, focusing on themes such as post-colonial remains around the sacred and the raw material with which cities are built as a sensitive archaeological gesture. His videos and video installations have been shown in national art centers such as: MALI, Luis Miró Quesada, Lugar de la Memoria, Ministerio de Cultura (Lima), Festival de Lima Independiente, Festival Lima Alterna, and international ones such as: Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin - New Cinema and Contemporary Art, Guangzhou Image Triennial (China), Shangyuang Museum of Contemporary Art (Beijing), Videobrasil Festival (Sao Paulo), Cámara Municipal de Lisboa (Portugal), Los Angeles Film Forum, HANGAR Art Production Center (Madrid), Buenos Aires Video Art Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Uppsala, Molodist, Curtocircuíto, among others. Graduated from the Master of Mal de Foco at the Centro de la Imagen (Peru), Director at the Berlinale Talent Campus and selected artist at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, France.