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SAMSARA

Music Video for Fan Lee

During the pandemic I was invited to collaborate with queer music artist from Chile: Fan Lee. Our first time working together was done through IG magazine Aybeyby. After making a 1min clip for their song Samsara, Fan Lee asked me to create a full length music video for the same song. Due to the pandemic I decided to ask my current roommates at the time to be the protagonists of a video about friendship and queer love. The video takes interesting narrative turns as it progresses. The last scene suggests that perhaps dark passages of the mind are hidden behind fantasies.

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RELEASE

Suspension, Tension and Release is a video/film trilogy by Anto Astudillo

Release is the path we build together. Release is the celebration of our community growing, glowing and never stopping to create new meaning. When we release we open a door to a new and free world where gender does not divide us but presents itself as beautiful diversity. When we release, we eliminate what no longer serves us, those systems of oppression that were never meant to protect us. Liberate your mind from racism, classism, colonialism, heteronormativity, patriarchy… break the fence, break the walls, break free, dance and release!

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TENSION

Suspension, Tension and Release is a video/film trilogy by Anto Astudillo

Tension is a fast beating heart. The drums become louder, the voices become a choir. The single shouting becomes a chant and the songs multiply until they break down old structures of oppression. The glass shatters, the pavement is a weapon against policing and the people take over the streets to reclaim what belongs to us: our dignity and freedom to love and be whoever we want.
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SUSPENSION

Suspension, Tension and Release is a video/film trilogy:

Suspension is a place of combustion and ideas burning. Suspension gives birth to unsettling grounds. There is an entire country shaking from beneath, the subways are inside out, the people in them aren’t afraid to resurface; the revolution will only take seconds to burst. A queer body is formed from flames laying on a red velvet bed waiting to begin the longest earthquake in history. 
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CRYING

A film performance

Crying by Roy Orbison is revisited by @ves0lo in a breathtaking performance. The piece becomes a cinematic and surreal moment. Crying is a poetic piece emerging from a camera that contemplates gestures and emotions expressed as physical intentions.

SABER HABLAR

16mm/super8/color
2018

Over the years I have accumulated a great amount of film shot on 16mm color negative and some in super8. I like to visit places and use the camera to connect with them and those around me. I made an edit for the Chilean band Hiperlaxo and one of their first singles "Saber Hablar".
The film was shot in different locations including neighborhoods in Boston, New York and Santiago.

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GENDER BENDING FASHION DAPPERQ

2019

Video coverage of the DapperQ Fashion show at the 2019 Gender Bending Fashion exhibit organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

GSPOT FESTIVAL

2019

We covered an unforgettable day of queer pride with Gypsy Sports. This is a video summary of the GSpot Festival.

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BLACK SPIDER

video/color
2019

I have always thought of filmmaking as choreography. This is one of the reasons why I like to collaborate with dancers. For the Black Spider Project I worked with argentinian artist Mariana Paz who came to me and presented the choreography and concept behind this dance video. Working with her allowed me to think of ways where moving image could show the subtleties of her performance and the subjects of vulnerability, loss and motherhood that she was working with.

 
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