EXCERPT Ref 11_5057
Online excerpt for the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2011-2012.
Laura HUERTAS MILLAN : Voyage en la terre autrement dite | Exp. documentary | hdv | color | 00:23:00 | Colombia / France | 2011
A journey to a Land Otherwise Known is inspired from the first accounts of the natural and ethnographic explorations in America by Conquistadors, missionaries and scientists. The film is entirely shot in the Tropical Greenhouse of Lille, a building constructed in 1970 by Jean-Pierre Secq, a sort of reinforced concrete botanical Crystal Palace. The architecture and the plants of this closed place are used as narrative supports for an initiatory journey, presenting the speech of an "explorer" and his visions. The film evokes the origin of the «New World» and the images that it engendered.
Laura Huertas Millan was born in Bogota in 1983. In 2001 she's the laureate of the "Excellence" scolarship of the "A.E.F.E" and in 2003 of the "Major" scolarship for university studies in France. Before joining "Le Fresnoy" in 2010 she gets a diploma from the Beaux-Arts of Paris with distinction. Her videos have been shown in various festivals and exhibitions in France (FID 2010, Biennale Mulhouse 010, Traverse Vidéo 2010, Saison Vidéo 2011) and in Latin America (Museum of Contemporary Art of Chili, University of la Plata in Argentine, Museum of Modern Art of Bogota, Colombie...). Since 2009, she directs a series of monotapes focusing on the concept of exoticism, including "Sin Dejar Huella" (2009), "Orénoque" (scolarship of "Aide à la Création" of the city of Paris, 2010) and "Voyage En La Terre Autrement Dite" (Le Fresnoy production, 2011). She's preparing the last instalment of this series, "Los Elegidos", which will be filmed in columbian Amazon in 2012.
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