Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:30 pm
A prominent figure in the burgeoning filmmaking scene of Argentina, Pablo Marin appears in person from Buenos Aires to present a screening of his personal, lyrical Super-8 films, which—in the traditions of Narcisa Hirsch, Claudio Caldini and Marie Louise Alemann—bring “a structural/formal concern into the realm of autobiographical/intimate cinema” and demonstrate a dazzling proficiency at in-camera composition superimposition. From Marin’s recent statement from the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (where he recently completed a residency):
During the last few years, I have discovered in Super 8mm a world of possibilities very unique and profound. By way of pushing the format and camera to its mechanical limits I’ve found that Super 8mm can be turned into a medium surprisingly flexible and infinite in terms of shooting and (especially) in-camera editing. It is certainly an art form that fits what poet Eileen Myles once labeled as “pathetic technologies”: tools perhaps too simple, obsolete and/or outdated but through which it is possible, nonetheless, to explore the limits of the imaginable.
Films to screen include Resistfilm, a complex medley of elaborate superimposed homages to early avant-garde landmarks and wild landscapes of the 21st Century; Denkbilder, an international travelogue fusing Buenos Aires and Berlin, and other travelogues Diario Colorado, Carta austral (“a dark map of southern introspection”); 1640, “a lightning landscape”; and other films including xoxo, 4×4 and the complete Untitled Trilogy.