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Block 4. Ongoing delirium and other experiments

The friction of bodies

February 15, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. /
Sabatini Building, Auditorium

The Bureau of Surrealist Enquiries, an institution invented by Antonin Artaud in 1924, was conceived as a place where anyone could go to explore madness in order to reinvent life through creative activity. Taking up the idea of this key institution once again, in the 1980s different groups in Argentina decided to refound the international surrealist movement. Among them was TIC - Taller de Investigaciones Cinematográficas, or the Cinematographic Investigation Workshop - which produced a series of videos now being shown for the first time.
Along with these videos by the TIC, other films recover the imaginary of the 1970s and 1980s and put forward poetic and experimental creations. Homem-ave gira deals with the poetic universe of the Brazilian singer Ney Matogrosso, who during the dictatorship of the 1970s broke sexual taboos with his behaviour on stage. Mi Co-Ra-Zón, by the Mexican Pola Weiss, explores the body, with its organs, guts and fluids, through montages linking the eye to the heart. The block ends with Melquíades Herrera, participant in the collective No-Grupo, who, in modifications of daily activities, takes imagination, provocation and collective creation to transform the “normal” conditions of existence.

The Bureau of Surrealist Enquiries, an institution invented by Antonin Artaud in 1924, was conceived as a place where anyone could go to explore madness in order to reinvent life through creative activity. Taking up the idea of this key institution once again, in the 1980s different groups in Argentina decided to refound the international surrealist movement. Among them was TIC - Taller de Investigaciones Cinematográficas, or the Cinematographic Investigation Workshop - which produced a series of videos now being shown for the first time.
Along with these videos by the TIC, other films recover the imaginary of the 1970s and 1980s and put forward poetic and experimental creations. Homem-ave gira deals with the poetic universe of the Brazilian singer Ney Matogrosso, who during the dictatorship of the 1970s broke sexual taboos with his behaviour on stage. Mi Co-Ra-Zón, by the Mexican Pola Weiss, explores the body, with its organs, guts and fluids, through montages linking the eye to the heart. The block ends with Melquíades Herrera, participant in the collective No-Grupo, who, in modifications of daily activities, takes imagination, provocation and collective creation to transform the “normal” conditions of existence.

Session 12

February 15, 7 p.m.

Detrás del muro (Behind the wall)
Taller de Investigaciones Cinematográficas (TIC), Adrián Rivero (Adrián Fanjul). Argentina, 1980. Production format: Super-8, 5 min. Exhibition copy in DVD. Distributed by Roberto Barandalla, Argentina.

El Chulu
Taller de Investigaciones Cinematográficas (TIC), Sergio Bellotti. Argentina, 1980.
Production format: Super-8, 20 min. Exhibition copy in DVD. Distributed by Roberto Barandalla, Argentina.

El amor vence (Love wins)
Taller de Investigaciones Cinematográficas (TIC), Beto Sánchez (Roberto Barandalla).
Argentina, 1980. Production format: Super-8, 12 min. Exhibition copy in DVD. Distributed by Roberto Barandalla, Argentina.

El loco de la carretilla (The Madman with a Wheelbarrow)
Taller de Investigaciones Cinematográficas (TIC), Eduardo Nico "Magoo". Argentina, 1979.
Production format: Super-8, 7 min. Exhibition copy in DVD. Distributed by Roberto Barandalla, Argentina.

Homem-ave
Rafael Saar. Brazil, 2010. Production format: HD, 6 min. Exhibition copy in DVD. Original language: Portuguese, with Spanish subtitles. Distributed by Rafael Saar, Brazil.

Mi Co-Ra-Zón (My heart)
Pola Weiss. Mexico, 1986. Production format: U-Matic, 11 min. Exhibition copy in DVD. Distributed by: Documentary Archive of the MUAC, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico.

Venta de peines (Selling combs)
Jorge Prior and Melquíades Herrera. Mexico, 1993. Production format: Betacam, 2 min. Exhibition copy in Blu-Ray. Distributed by Producciones Volcán, Mexico.

Uno por 5, 3 por diez (One for 5, 3 for ten)
Jorge Prior and Melquíades Herrera. Mexico, 1992. Production format: Betacam, 11 min. Exhibition copy in Blu-Ray. Distributed by Producciones Volcán, Mexico.

Presentation: Jaime Vindel and Eduardo Nico “Magoo”.
Jaime Vindel is an art historian, a member of the curatorial team of Losing the Human Form and a participant in the network Conceptualismos del Sur.
Eduardo Nico “Magoo” is the co-founder, with Roberto Barandalla, of the Taller de Investigaciones Cinematográficas (Cinematographic Investigation Workshop) He has also published two books of poetry, "La Polaca" (1995) and "Puros por cruza" (2011).

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