WORKING WITH TALENTED ARTISTS

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FRANCI DURAN + ANTO ASTUDILLO

corrient.es

For this first edition of 2021, corrient.es presents a program of four films and a conversation between Franci Durán and Anto Astudillo.

The artists chose the films in this program and, between image and text, they generated a dialogue between the politics and aesthetics of the image. 

Through images of bullfights in the early post-franco Spain, or of the traces of bullet holes fired in 1973 – that remain today in the neighboring walls of the Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago –, Franci and Anto’s program invites us to consider as much about their films’ processes and forms as it does about memory and time; observing, questioning, coming to terms with, and processing the ideas – and, often, the violence – ingrained in the materiality of our past, present, and future.

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CHILEYEM

Respuesta Poética/Poetic Response

I was invited to respond to the films of several Mapuche experimental filmmakers for the screening "Chileyem" (Chile is Over) curated by Catrileo+Carrión community. You can find the link to the full program here.

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LOS INGRÁVIDOS + ANTO ASTUDILLO

Respuesta Poética

Durante la cuarentena Anto fue invitade por Corrientes a responder poéticamente a los films del Colectivo Los Ingrávidos (Tehuacán). 

Esta serie se desarrolló a lo largo del mes de Junio y se compone de dos programas. “Nos han dado la tierra” corresponde a 6 films de Los Ingrávidos a los que Anto Astudillo ha respondido como un tejido visual que existe en continuidad. Luego se agrega un segundo programa “Respuesta a los hechos actuales” en el que Anto responde a films de Los Ingrávidos en relación al actual acontecer mundial donde la humanidad se ve enfrentada a una crisis causada por una pandemia, a la vez que se reactivan movimientos sociales históricos que claman por una vida digna y el fin de estados opresores. De maneras insinuadas y a veces más directas, tanto films y sus textos van abriendo paso al nacimiento de una nueva cosmovisión que será escrita en conjunto.

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LOS INGRÁVIDOS + ANTO ASTUDILLO

Poetic Response

During quarantine Anto was invited to respond to the films by Colectivo Los Ingrávidos (Tehuacán). 

This series was developed throughout the month of June 2020 and is made up of two programs. “Nos han dado la tierra” corresponds to 6 films by Los Ingrávidos which Anto Astudillo has responded to as a continuous visual fabric. Followed by a second program added later in the month named "In response to current events". In this second part, Anto responds to films by Los Ingrávidos in relation to the current world events in which humanity is facing a crisis caused by a pandemic, while historical social movements are reactivated through chants for a decent life and the end of oppressive states. In both insinuated and sometimes more direct ways, the films and the texts are giving way to the birth of a new collectively written worldview.

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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

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

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.

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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

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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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