VIDEOSUR III Artists:
Ana Silva Binvignat
Luciana Ohira, Luis Costa, Sergio Bonilha
Inspired by the spirit of exchange in the Americas, DiscordiaFilms’ VideoSur programs present Latin American video art to U.S. audiences. VideoSur III explores how South American artists use digital media to communicate their experience of urban environments. Whether working in their cities of origin, travel destinations or temporary places residence, these artists comment on the transitory and connective realities of Latin American communities. Fully immersed in a globalized, visual culture, the videos highlight artists’ unique perspectives and creative approaches. Featuring work in animation, stop-motion and video-performance, VideoSur III depicts vast cityscapes, zoomed-in views of city life, and the rapid exchanges that result from migration.
DiscordiaFilms is a curatorial collective dedicated to the exchange and promotion of experimental video art made in the Americas. Since 2009 curators Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez, Ivanna Bergese and Liz Munsell have presented the work of over 50 artists, staging 10 screenings and installation throughout Argentina, Chile, and the U.S. East Coast.
DiscordiaFilms’ ongoing series VideoSur, with works by artists from Argentina, Brazil and Chile, were first shown in 2009 and 2010 at the MassART Film Society, Massachusetts College of Art and Design and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A selection from VideoSur I and II was screened at UnionDocs in New York in December of 2009, and again January 2012 at 301 Gallery, Montserrat College in Beverly, MA. VideoNorte, a program of experimental work form the from the U.S. was shown in Córdoba and Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in Valparaiso, Quillota and Santiago, Chile in 2010. Following the earthquake that struck Chile in early 2010, DiscordiaFilms staged a benefit screening of VideoNorte in collaboration with Spectacle in Boston to help fund relief efforts for Chimba Lab, an artist collective part of VideoSur. In the fall of 2011, DiscordiaFilms was featured in PANOPTIC, the exhibit and experimental documentary program of The Camden International Film Festival, held at Asymmetrick Arts, ME. DiscordiaFilms presented the video installation, Mass-Memoria: Revisiting Argentina and Chile’s Political Histories, and U.S. premiered Una Identidad en Absurdo Vol. 1 (An Absurd identity Vol. 1) by Guillermo Gomez, from Puerto Rico. This summer and the early fall of 2012 DiscordiaFilms is presenting the full VideoSur series I, II and III at the Fourth Wall, VOX POPULI in Philadephia, PA.