Geopoetic Essay

Geopoetic Essay

Original title
Geopoetic Essay
2019
Language
German
Spanish
Ecuador
Innovation
60 min
This film is part of the follwing short film programme:
Synopsis
Geopolitical Essay is a modular film in process that is part of the artistic research Archivo Alexander von Humboldt. Alexander von Humboldt Archive. A film that replicates and alters the original journey of Humboldt and Bonpland in America and to date shot in Ecuador – Colombia – Mexico – Germany – Spain – France – Italy. Through landscaping and filmed performances, the politics of truth surrounding Humboldt’s American voyage are addressed. A process of interference, with a camera sometimes seen, sometimes hidden, in institutional devices: museum, archive, library, university; to question notions such as scientific-intellectual authority, artistic-heritage authenticity or the geo-bio-political legitimacy of scientific expeditions since the 18th century; underlining their resonances in the present.
Director(s)
Fabiano Kueva
Script
Fabiano Kueva
Cast
Juan Pablo Ordóñez, Manuela Fischer, Eliseo Torres, Jacqueline Osorio Olarte, Luis Gerardo Morales, Bárbara Lázara, Santiago Reyes, Fabiano Kueva
Other Credits
Camera And Sound: Fabiano Kueva, Mayra Estévez, Juan Pablo Ordóñez, Melina Wazhima, Maeía Machado, Blasco Moscoso, Alejandro Jaramillo Hoyos, Camilo Mahecha, Rosa Jijón, Elena Vargas, Ana Rodríguez Ludeña, Alexis Moreano, Jorge Velasco, Ana Vela, Hervin Aguilar Escalante, Laura Gómez Mendoza; Postproduction: Fabiano Kueva
Director’s biography
Ecuador, 1972. Artist, curator, filmmaker. Member of La Divina film collective (*1992-1997) and Centro Experimental Oído Salvaje sound art platform (*1996-2016). Projects made for museums, public spaces and community contexts. Several records, books and articles published. Received the Radiodrama Prize at the 3rd Latin American Radio Biennial (Mexico, 2000); Paris Prize at the 9th International Biennial of Cuenca (Ecuador, 2007); Prince Claus Fund Grant in 2010; Nuevo Mariano Aguilera Prize (Ecuador, 2015). Participated in the 10th Havana Biennial (Cuba, 2009), 2nd Montevideo Biennial (Uruguay, 2014) and 56th Venice Biennial (Italy, 2015). Was artist in residence at Apexart (New York), Villa Waldberta (Munich) and Lugar a Dudas (Cali). Lives and works in Ecuador.