February 3, 2011: Film Screening and Performance: Video and Performance by Latin American Artists presented by

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Screening: Video and Performance by Latin American Arists, presented by, a Toronto based visual and media arts organization, will present a video program of performance practices, ranging from performance artists who use video as a means of documenting, to video artists that perform exclusively for the camera. This program acknowledges the importance of video in other artistic practices, suggesting that contemporary video art is more a hybrid form than a specific discipline.

The screening will be an eclectic mix of video and performance that includes Latin American artists from Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

Curated by Arlan Londoño.

Performance and video by Laura Barrón, Julieta Maria, Liliana Velez, Marcela Armas, Alfonso Suarez, Theo Pelmus, Ulysses Castellanos

Arlan Londoño is a Colombian, Toronto based artist and curator, with a Master in Visual Studies - Curatorial Studies of the University of Toronto. Arlan has extensive experience in the theory and practice of the visual arts, having curated several shows in Colombia, Toronto and the U.S, and participating as a lecturer in different international venues, like the Havana Biennial in 2009 and the Interactiva Biennial of Merida, Mexico, in 2007. In 2004, Arlan co-created e-fagia collective, a multidisciplinary organization that promotes electronic media art and theory. Since 2006 he has organized and curated  Digital Event, an annual web, media, and new media art exhibition presented in Toronto and through the web.

Julieta Maria is a Toronto based new media artist with an MFA from York University.  She works with a variety of media, including video, interactive video installations and web. She has participated in several international screenings and exhibitions, including Scope Basel in Switzerland in 2010, the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in Colombia in 2009, and the Interactiva Biennale in Mexico 2009, among others. She is a co-founder of e-Fagia Visual and Media Art Organization in Toronto, where she is currently acting as the executive director. Julieta is a member of the board of directors of aluCine Latin Media Festival in Toronto.

1- Nostalgia, by Laura Barrón, 7 Minutes (Canada/México)
2- Soil by Julieta Maria, 4 min 06 sec (Canada/Colombia)
3- Fruit Salad, by Liliana Velez, 3 Min 45 Sec (Colombia/USA)
4- Ocupación / Ocupation, by Marcela Armas, 4 min 01 sec (México)
5- Pesadillas de un Hombre Rana / The Nightmare of Human-frog by Alfonso Suarez 8 min 05 sec (Colombia)
6- Performing Clowning Pinocchio Performance Project, and The Smell Of The Great White Bath by Theo Pelmus 10:20 min (Canada)
7- Reel Performance by Ulysses Castellanos 10 min (Canada/Salvador)
Screening Time: 46:36

Artists Ulysses Castellanos, Julieta María and Liliana Vélez will be in attendance.

February 3, 2011, 6-7 pm

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