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EXCÉNTRICO: POSPORNOGRAFIA DEL COÑO SUR | ARCHIVO DE ABYA YALA

Sunday, 06.04
16h - Cinema Aventure
Salle 1︎Shorts

PAY WHAT YOU CAN
6€ - 8€

⌚︎  81min

In the Kuna language, “Abya Yala” means “fully mature land” or “the land of vital blood”. Since pre-Columbian times, the term had been used to refer to what we now know as “America”, the moniker imposed on the continent by its European colonizers. Honoring this tradition, this program brings together nine short films produced in the vast southern lands of Abya Yala. A landscape of tales and stories depicting the myriad layers, languages and aesthetics used by present-day filmmakers from what is known as “Latin America” or by migrant filmmakers in the diaspora.

The program first leads us barefoot into the tangible memories of colonisation, inviting us to reflect on contemporary issues such as the racialization of desire or the pornographic structure of the state and military violence. It then shifts towards the intimate and biographical, reflecting the many languages present in pornographic field: poems, passionate letters, and bodily proclaims. It ends with two short films that take us deeper into sexual and fictional memories, breaking down early pornographic experiences into new sexual and creative possibilities.


CURATED BY

Nicola Rios, founder, director, and programmer of Excéntrico (International Exhibition of Critical Pornographies / International Salon of Critical Pornography) in Chile. 

Selva González, founder of Maltrato Films and Nanai Studio, and producer of Excéntrico;

Ewen Lebel-Canto, translator, projectionist, and programmer at Vidéodrome 2 in Marseille, and former member of Colectivx SubPorno in Santiago, Chile.


Films in program

Ellxs andaban todxs desnudxs

Colectivo Ayllu / SP / 2018 / 3min / SP ST EN FR

🇧🇪Belgian Premiere
In the Jardines del Monasterio de la Cartuja, in Seville, Christopher Columbus was buried. His body is now located in the Cathedral of Seville. In one of the conquistador's first letters, he stated that the indigenous people walked around naked and had no weapons, so it would be easy to turn them into servants. This embodied performance aimed to contrast these texts with the sculpture of young Columbus, which was installed in the gardens in 1887.



Fuck the fascism, el cruce de dos mundos

Maria Basura / CL, SP / 2020 / 9min / DCP / SP ST EN FR

🇧🇪Belgian Premiere
In Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, the Selk'nam descendant Marcos García tells the horrific story of ethnocide of the Fuegian peoples. His testimony makes us aware of how this history continues to repeat itself; and how the precursors of these massacres and their heirs - now powerful businessmen and politicians - are still responsible for the usurpation of native lands and the violent repression against communities. In the past, it was the mutilation of Selk'nam ears; now, in the midst of the Chilean social rebellion, it is the eyes of the mestizos that are being shot by the police.
MariaBasura and other activists decide to take a revenge that will lead them to a small town in Asturias, Spain, birthplace of Jose Menendez Menendez, one of the forefathers of the genocide against the native peoples of the south.

*This short film is a preview of a feature film that is still in production, for which we are looking for budget.



Nacer ceniza, morir maleza

Diego Argote / CL / 2020 / 3min / DCP / SP T EN FR

🇧🇪Belgian Premiere

This video is made in a complex time in Chile, with some hope, but after rejecting a desired constitution, this video somehow takes on a deeper meaning and with much more urgency of sexual and political rebellion.


Mosquerío

Fernanda Gallardo, María Catalina Jorquera / CL / 2020 / 10min / DCP / SP ST EN FR

🇧🇪Belgian Premiere

Humanity depicted as a swarm of insects in a collective search for light and freedom. A sensual, social-chorographical story about cultural change.



Carta para cualquier cuerpo blanco que se atreva a leerla

Ricardo Velmor / BO, GUAT / 2019 / 3min / DCP / SP ST EN FR

🇧🇪Belgian Premiere

A letter addressed to losing the fear of crossing the barrier of white privilege and connecting through sex.


Gordentes

Kono, La cerca punk / BR / 2020 / 6min / DCP / PT ST FR EN

🇧🇪Belgian Premiere

“Gordencia” is a neologism that oposes to “gordura” (fatness). It’s a word created from the activism of people from the south. This is a manifiesto from who enjoy their “gordencia”, also called “gordentes”.


Contato

Andiara Ramos Pereira, Toni Márquex / BR, USA / 2020 / 6min / DCP / PT ST EN FR

🇧🇪Belgian Premiere
Contact is an audiovisual poem about isolation, intimacy, nature, and body memory during the covid-19 pandemic. Recorded in the landscapes of Southern California, the film opens questions about touch, the organic connection between living beings, and the multiple sensations arising from the encounter.




El yámbico jadear de los amantes

Tiziana Panizza / CL / 2012 / 2min / DCP / SP T EN FR

🇧🇪Belgian Premiere

A poem sneaks into cinematography. The word becomes image and metrics become editing. Language acts as both a sexual organ and a language organ. The breathing of lovers, rhythm, musicality, ignites the found footage of old pornos, and the domestic lingers as the dawn breaks.


Cypork Drone

Diego Stickar, Julian Merlo / AR / 2020 / 8min / DCP / SP ST EN FR

🇧🇪Belgian Premiere

Have you ever wondered how many different ways there are to achieve sexual pleasure?



Eroticam

Elisa Díaz, Paola Meza / CL / 2020 / 15min / DCP / SP ST EN FR

🇧🇪Belgian Premiere

Poly (20) ends his relationship because he can’t have orgasms, so he decides to surf the Internet to have one. Among videos, pixels and fragmented memories, he meets La_Hot_Fetish (35), a webcam sex guru, with whom he starts an honest relationship.


Ob Scene

Paloma Orlandini Castro / AR / 2021 / 17min / DCP / SP ST FR EN

Ob Scene takes academic texts on sexuality written by a psychiatrist in Cuba in the 1980s and establishes a link with today's pornography. It is a reflection on the place of social control discreetly infiltrated in the representation of sex.




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Venues

CINEMA AVENTURE

Rue des Fripiers 15, 1000 Brussels

BEURSSCHOUWBURG

Auguste Ortsstraat 20/28, 1000 Brussels

CINEMA NOVA

Rue d'Arenberg 3, 1000 Brussels


CONTACT

office@brusselspff.com


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