It is not a nightmare.
Chapter 1: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. (Prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune)
Chapter 2: The man who caresses the clouds.
Taking as reference the idea of "peace process", a process like Colombia is currently experiencing in La Havana, and talking about how utopias change into reality or thinking about introspection in the meaning of “looking inside”, this video series are framed in the title of “It is not a nightmare” and intent to expose the gestures of seduction and irony of the “revolutionary dreams”.
Social dreams as "feed the world's hungry" or "protect education and public health", are put in question through the vision of the precise moment that “the great revolutionary icons” fall into the deep sleep of the historical inventory. In many cases fortunately, in many cases being a shame.
For example, the image of Che Guevara, who is seen as a typical icon of an “eternal revolutionary” in comparison with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both being considered contemporaries, born and killed just with one year apart, distinguish themselves from their discourse in one being a revolutionist, criticized for his ability to kill, and the other a pacifist, whom a guerrilla war such as Che Guevara is a romantic illusion. And maybe we keep asking ourselves, what is the right dream?. Personally I think a dream would never become to a nightmare.
The base of this project is an audiovisual documentary which contains a first chapter made in 2012 and entitled: “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and a new chapter produced in 2013 entitled: "The man who caresses the clouds." This second chapter contains images of the entry of the ESMAD forces (Mobile Anti-Disturbances Squadron) into the “Plaza Ché” (Che Square - National University of Colombia) during the riots of 2009 resulting from the process of privatization of the public education dream in Colombia.
Plaza Ché. (Che Square – National University of Colombia – Bogota) 2001 - 2009
ESMAD forces. (Mobile Anti- Disturbances Squadron)
Claude Debussy. Prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune.