Ensayos mínimos. Una colección de breves instantes (8’’ Minimal essays. A collection of brief instants)

María Fernanda Almanza2020

Fundación Itaú Argentina

Fundación Itaú Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

I recorded these short videos with my mobile during the entire 2019 while I was riding my bicycle around different places of Villa Mercedes city, trying to register different movements where the surrounding was the protagonist. I tried to capture the depth of some images, objects, and feelings as I moved around the city. Many of those moments were kept until the lockdown that we lived in 2020, when I decided to edit them and make a video that spoke about something that overwhelmed me at that moment and I think it is the big irony of my life: the paradox of finitude that we all experience. Thus, the narrative and composition of this video are planned as a visual metaphor of some milestones in life, from birth to death… Like a collection of brief instants. “It is impossible that I can die while life is still alive in goldfinches and horses”. Antonio Esteban Agüero.

Details

  • Title: Ensayos mínimos. Una colección de breves instantes (8’’ Minimal essays. A collection of brief instants)
  • Creator: María Fernanda Almanza
  • Date Created: 2020
  • Date Published: 2021
  • Location: Villa Mercedes, San Luis
  • Physical Dimensions: 3’ 39”
  • Original Language: Español
  • Provenance: Finalists of 12th Itaú Artes Visuales Award
  • Subject Keywords: Premio Itaú Artes Visuales 2021
  • Type: Video
  • Publisher: Itaú Foundation Argentina
  • Medium: Video

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