Salting the Earth

Colombia | 2018 | 5 min
- Without dialogue
Cinematography: Oscar Leone
Director: Julieta Maria
Categories :
FIFA Experimental
 

Synopsis

World Premiere

Salar la tierra [Salting the Earth] is a series of shots of an empty field in front of a church, where a performance takes place. The performance, a woman walking from different points of the frame into this space, is suspended and repeated by a succession of shots, which creates a temporal and spatial displacement of the figure in the image. The site is El Salado, a small town in the interior of Bolivar province, Colombia. In 2000, this was the site of a massacre of nearly one hundred people by paramilitary groups; villagers were held in the church. El Salado was subsequently abandoned, with some townspeople slowly beginning to return a few years after the massacre.

Directors

Julieta Maria

Julieta Maria is Toronto based media artist with an MFA from York University. She works primarily with single channel video and video installations. She has participated in several international exhibitions, including Museo Banco de la Republica (Colombia) (2016), Asuncion Biennial, Paraguay (2015), MUU Performance Voyage 5 (2015), Artist VIllage Taipei (2014), Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo (2013), among others.
Filmography | ng There [from the ongoing series Precarious Landscapes] (2015); Limpia (2013); Embrace (2012); Fire [from the ongoing series Precarious Landscapes] (2011); Exercises in Faith: Soil (2010); Exercises in Faith: Bird (2010); Exercises in Faith: Plant (2010); Exercises in Faith: Cut (2011); Precarious Landscapes: Reconstruction (2009); Findings (2007)

Screenings playing this movie

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

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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