Portrait of a nation

Canada | 2019 | 11 min
- Without dialogue
Cinematographer: Oswaldo Toledano
Sound: Christian Olsen
Director: Victor Arroyo
Categories :
FIFA Experimental
 

Synopsis

World Premiere - In attendance of the Director Victor Arroyo.

Portrait of a nation examines José María Velasco’s pastoral landscapes as instruments of surveillance and colonial violence. By juxtaposing ethnographic documentation with Velasco’s landscape paintings rephotographed with a surveillance camera, Victor Arroyo situates video tape and landscape painting as technologies of violence, producing depictions of landscape inaccessible to ordinary gaze. This video piece addresses the complexities of the political geography of race in Mexico, rendering landscape painting and video technologies as surveillance assemblages, normalizing the grounds for colonial violence.

Directors

Victor Arroyo

Filmography | Time is out of Joint (2018) ; Anna O and the Case of Displaced Memory (2017) ; MTL Nord (2016) ; Salix Tree (2015) ; Crisis (2014) ; Parc Mont-Royal (2013) ; Turcot (2012)

Screenings playing this movie

15:00
Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell
Screening # 47
Dushanbe
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Dushanbe

Canada | 5 min | 2018

- Without dialogue | Subtitles in English

Fall Fell Felt
FIFA Experimental

Fall Fell Felt

Canada | 11 min | 2018

- Without dialogue

Hiatus
FIFA Experimental

Hiatus

United States | 6 min | 2018

Portuguese | Subtitles in English

How to explain performance art to my teenage daughter
FIFA Experimental

How to explain performance art to my teenage daughter

Canada | 6 min | 2018

- Without dialogue | Subtitles in English

Moving body, floating head
FIFA Experimental

Moving body, floating head

Canada | 4 min | 2019

- Without dialogue

Portrait of a nation
FIFA Experimental

Portrait of a nation

Canada | 11 min | 2019

- Without dialogue

Salting the Earth
FIFA Experimental

Salting the Earth

Colombia | 5 min | 2018

- Without dialogue

To the Nightingales
FIFA Experimental

To the Nightingales

Canada | 11 min | 2017

- Without dialogue | Subtitles in French

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