알티플라노 ALTIPLANO_말레나 슬람 Malena Szlam

알티플라노 ALTIPLANO_말레나 슬람 Malena Szlam

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Chile, Argentina & Canada / 2018 / Color / Dolby SR / 15min 30sec / 35mm

Description
Filmed in the Andean Mountains in the traditional lands of the Atacameño, Aymara, and Calchaquí-Diaguita in Northern Chile and Northwest Argentina, ALTIPLANO takes place within a geological universe of ancestral salt flats, volcanic deserts, and colored lakes. Fusing earth with sky, a day with night, heartbeat with mountain, and mineral with the iridescent cloud, ALTIPLANO reveals a vibrating landscape in which a bright blue sun forever threatens to eclipse a blood-red moon.
Coupled with a soundscape generated from infrasound recordings of volcanoes, geysers, Chilean blue whales, and more, ALTIPLANO makes use of in-camera editing to create evocative visual rhythms through the clash of color and form. Landscapes pulse and stutter, transformed through complex 16mm pixelation and superimposition techniques into spaces that exist in a multitude of times simultaneously. Located at the heart of a natural ecosystem threatened by a century of saltpeter and nitrate mining practices, and recent geothermic exploitation, ALTIPLANO reveals an ancient land standing witness to all that is, was, and will be.

Bio
Born in Chile, Malena Szlam is an artist and filmmaker working at the intersection of cinema, installation, and performance. Her practice explores the relationship between the natural world, perception, and intuitive process. The poetics developed through her time-based works and in-camera films engage the material and affective dimensions of analogue film practice.

Szlam currently resides in Montreal and is a member of Double Negative, an independent artists' collective dedicated to the production and exhibition of experimental cinema.

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