16mm, silent. 2:00
16mm, silent. 1:30
#56 PIZZA´S FACTORY
Super 8, sound. 4:00
These three shortfilms are a part of a filmwork series about the relationship between light and work.
THE QUILPO DREAMS WATERFALLS
Super 8, sound. 11:00
According to the Comechingones natives, Quilpo river dreams of big falls at least once a year. Whoever is near the river at the time will be part of its dreams forever.
Shot in the sacred comechingones´shrine.
“This shortfilm is a diary of my days at the Quilpo River, and also an ancient legend. I shot with my Super 8 camera in an area of the Quilpo river in Cordoba, considered to be sacred by the Comechingones aborigins. The Quilpo doesn't have waterfalls so these were shot quite more to the south, near Mallín Ahogado in Rio Negro.
Then I intervened the undeveloped celluloid with light through different kinds of glass and masks. When I developed the film, I reprinted different positive frames over a new virgin celluloid. Material creating material. The river feeding itself. The film implodes. I try generating conditions for the unexpected to appear.” P.M.
35mm, sound 11:25
On March 11, 2011, there was an earthquake in the coastal region of Tohoku (Japan). The rupture of tectonic plates expanded through an area of 100,000 sq km. On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, in the coastal area of Oaxaca (Mexico) a tsunami alert was issued.
The film was shot in Oaxaca (Mexico) during a maximum tsunami warning brought about by the earthquake of Tohoku (Japan).
"In 2011, I was participating in the Oaxaca Screenwriter Lab (Mexico), when the earthquake started in Japan. In a few hours , the authorities announced a maximum tsunami warning, so I travelled with my camera to the coastal area of Oaxaca and I started to shoot a kind of film chronicle of the sea and the surroundings in those days. " P.M.
16mm, sound. 13:00
De-electronation of a molecular entity as a result of photoexcitation. Light increases its oxidation state, at the same time it releases free radical electrons.
Shot in 16mm and regular 8 edited with optical printer.
End of the series about light and work. The light-work circuit shows its reverse activity.
He is interested in the onthological relationship between images and people. He is currently running workshops about visual perception and creation of images, for mentally disabled and for psychiatric boarders. He is one of the founders of A.R.C.A. (Regional Archive for Amateur Cinema) dedicated to the preservation of amateur films and home movies.