EXCERPT Ref 11-1008
Online excerpt for the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2011-2012.
Lois PATIÑO: Ecos del bosque | Doc experimental | hdv | couleur | 00:06:30 | Espagne | 2011
From a conception of the forest as a mythical space we observe this landscape being transformed by the woodcutters. The fog´s atmosphere emphasize the idea of the spiritual linked to the Nature. The tree as a sacred symbol. The man is here observe from the distance, we keep the point of view of the forest being cut down. This suggest a reflection about the relationship of man and landscape. From a poetic look we try to find the revelation in the landscape, a look perceptive to the process of changing in the landscape. The woodcutters cut down one by one the tall trees as a mechanical action. Again the contrast of the mythical thought inspired by the Nature and the idea of the scientist progress by the machines.
Lois Patino was born in 1983 in Spain and studied Psychology at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, and cinema at the NYFA of New York and the UdK of Berlin. He studied documentary cinema in Barcelona at the UPF. He has done workshops with directors and artists such as Pedro Costa, Joan Jonas, José Luis Guerín or Víctor Erice. He has worked with the filmmaker Mercedes Álvarez in her second film Future´s´Market.
His works around identity and landcape have been exhibited in places such as Reina Sofía, Centre Georges Pompidou, CGAC, Casa Encendida, CGAI... and in festivals (Documenta Madrid, Festival de Las Palmas, Jihlava festival, VideoFormes, Big Screen Project New York...)
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