JORGE LOZANO LORZA RETROSPECTIVE

Second part of the film retrospective of the Colombian artist Jorge Lozano Lorza, a pioneer of experimental cinema who, since the 70s, has experimented with audiovisual techniques and languages and has worked in constant reinvention of his forms and the relationship with his lifestyle and community. He has made more than 150 films – artworks that live not between cultures, but within them. His work is a reflection of his personal commitment to epistemological disobedience and the investigation of different ways of thinking, feeling and doing. Jorge is the first Latin American artist to receive the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2020 for Artistic Career in Canada 2020.

PART 2

7 SHORT FILMS

1h. 10min.

RUNTIME
1.

Kuenta

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Jorge Lozano

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A travel to La Guajira becomes an intervention. What is behind the landscape? The Wayuu are known as the people of the sun, the sand and the wind. They are found in the arid Guajira peninsula, in northern Colombia and northwestern Venezuela. The Wayúu language is part of the Arawak family and is called Wayuunaiki. One of the most important and characteristic ancestral and cultural values is weaving.
Through the use of interventions and recordings of casual travels, the artists weave an unfolded and off-centered narrative, an assemblage of intensities, an endless do and undo in this land of constant sun, sand and wind. Kuenta is part of a series of travel notebooks dealing with landscapes and what lies beneath them.

Díptico | 19min. 25s.

2.

Punctuactions

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Jorge Lozano

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From a super 8mm trip from Isla Galapagos to La Barra, the unexpected in a blurry world on celluloid and the effects of violent order in reality, and his moving landscapes take another form with the encounter with a displaced family.

5min. 32s.

3.

Recreactions

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Jorge Lozano

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Turbulent and chaotic memories become a map of moments from a past that is reproduced as if nothing had changed and places us.

5min. 18s.

4.

Tabula Raza

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Jorge Lozano

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Collective memories are individual’s memories that can relate to other memories. A playful look at the interstices of migration, disturbing normal discourse while performing identities.

3min.

5.

The Black Box

La caja negra

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Jorge Lozano

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Shot in 16mm and recycled with some super 8 and video footage, A walk through time and space, the deluge of memory, strolling through the architectures of the self, and the buildings that housed those selves, all in a flickering cascade of hand-developed pictures. (Mike Hoolboom)

16mm | 4min. 42s.

6.

Underscore

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Jorge Lozano

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Lozano’s twin screen portrait of a political activist in exile in Canada, has the unnamed individual tell the story of the assassination attempt that forced him to go into hiding and then to flee his home. The details of the traumatic event are told with a matter of fact precision, but names places and dates have been removed to protect the subject. The combination of precision and abstraction, lead us to reflect on the fact that the subject’s chilling story is indeed all too common, while it the fact that he survived is not.

28min. 08s.

7.

Green Bunker

Bunker verde

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Jorge Lozano

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A visual essay on dromology and the possible end of green. It was made using a Max/ MSP patch ¬¬-that affects properties of the video image through the use of sound. The work was done live. As I improvised the creation of the sound track I controlled the shapes and speed of the final video.

2min. 24s.

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