• ALTIPLANO Malena Szlam
13 JUL, 18:00, TEATRO MUNICIPAL ROOM 2
  • DARWIN DARWAH

    Arash Nassiri
  • CAVALCADE

    Johann Lurf
  • PATTERN COGNITION

    Thorsten Fleisch
  • ALTIPLANO

    Malena Szlam
  • IT HAS TO BE LIVED ONCE AND DREAMED TWICE

    Rainer Kohlberger
ALTIPLANO ALTIPLANO
Malena Szlam, 2018
Chile · Argentina · Canada, EXP, 00:15:30
Located in Andes, between Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, the Altiplano is an immense plateau where several pre-Columbian cultures developed, including the Chiripa, Tiauanaco and the Inca Empire, until the European colonisers occupied it in the sixteenth century. The Chilean artist Malena Szlam, in an absolute debut in Curtas Vila do Conde, explores the diverse material layers of that unique geography. Before this human-induced transformation, the territory had already undergone geological and climatic evolution, with the disappearance of extensive rainfall lakes. The intense mining extraction over the last century is yet another human curse that has unbalanced and threatened this ecosystem. To film all of these textures, Malena Szlam chose to film “Altiplano” with Kodak’s Ektachrome film and a multidisciplinary team of six sound assistants, including the American artist Ben Russell, the Danish composer Jacob Kierkegaard and the oceanographer Susannah Buchan. (PC)  
PRODUCTION Oona Mosna, Malena Szlam COPY CONTACT Malena Szlam; 15145269960, szlammalena@gmail.com, www.vimeo.com/malenaszlam PHOTOGRAPHY Malena Szlam EDITING Malena Szlam SOUND James Benjamin, Mamo Koba, Malena Szlam