The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Salting the Earth

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


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.


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)

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