Free admission (Tickets can be withdrawn in MALBA from May 2nd).
19th century bourgeoisie invented the cinematographer to capture randomness, the non-premeditated and contingent: the world and its events. A few years later, with the appearance of the masses, it found a different purpose: multiplying representations at the lowest possible cost. Paradoxically, this was how films became a medium but also a mechanical product for entertainment, whose process of manufacturing avoided all unpredictability. From there on, the reiteration of the spectacle (and the spectacle of reiteration) coexists with different forms of intromission of that first performance impulse, be it for the deliberate decision of the filmmaker or a demand imposed by the material conditions, or even because of the timely intervention of the accident.
Cine y Performance invites the audience to revisit a historical selection of feature films which, in line with the BP 19 programming and accompanied by lectures given by specialists from different fields, planned for each screening, allow them to reflect upon this tension and its implications for current performance practices.
Thursday May 16th 18.30 hs. La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (Carl Dreyer, 1928).
35 mm screening with live music by Fernando Kabusacki and Matías Mango. In connection with Ethica. Natura e origine della mente, by Romeo Castellucci.
The show will be preceded by Una vez más, el alma, dialogue between Hugo Salas and Hugo Mujica.
Hugo Mujica was born in Buenos Aires in 1942. A poet and essayist, he studied Fine Arts, Philosophy, Philosophical Anthropology and Theology. He was part of the New York psychedelia of the 60s, explored mystics, led a monastic life during seven years, was ordained as a priest and was in charge of a Parrish in Buenos Aires until he retired from the religious activity. This wide range of studies and experiences are reflected in the diversity of his work, encompassing philosophy and anthropology, narrative, mystics and particularly, poetry.
21 hs. Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927).
35 mm screening with live music by Fernando Kabusacki and Matías Mango, featuring the restored copy in full.In connection with Last Spring: A Prequel, by Gisèle Vienne. The show will be preceded by El cyborg, una fantasía sobre la naturalidad del cuerpo, a dialogue between the curator and Florencia Garramuño.
Florencia Garramuño was born in Rosario in 1964 and specializes in literary theory and Latin American literature. She obtained her PhD at Princeton University and a post doctorate degree at the Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro. She is an independent researcher at CONICET and Director of the Program for Brazilian Culture at Universidad de San Andrés. She has published several articles and essays in local and foreign magazines and has edited various individual and collective texts.
Thursday May 23 18.30 hs. The General (Buster Keaton, 1926).
16 mm screening with live music by Fernando Kabusacki and Matías Mango. In connection with Los trabajos y los días, by Esteban Feune de Colombi. The show will be preceded by La clase trabajadora en un mundo sin trabajo, dialogue between the curator and Alcira Argumedo.
Alcira Argumedo was born in Rosario in 1940. A sociologist and university professor, she collaborated at the end of the 60s with Cine de la Base, contributing to the clandestine dissemination of La hora de los hornos. She was also part of the National Chair of the School of Philosophy and Letters of UBA. During her exile in Mexico in the times of the military dictatorship, she worked at the Instituto Latinoamericano de Estudios Transnacionales, with writers such as Gabriel García Márquez, Darcy Ribeiro and Juan Somavía. Upon returning to Argentina, she was elected national congresswoman for two consecutive terms.
21 hs. Terra em transe (Glauber Rocha, 1967).
Restored 35 mm screening. In connection with La remPlaza by Julián D’Angiolillo.
The show will be preceded by La actualidad como construcción, la actualidad como realidad, dialogue between the curator and Miriam Lewin.
Miriam Lewin was born in Buenos Aires in 1957 and specializes in investigative journalism. During the 70s, she was an activist of the leftist Peronist movement. She was detained-disappeared in the Virrey Cevallos and ESMA clandestine detention centers. She has headed or been part of the investigation teams of the main TV and radio news shows of the country. She has written journalism pieces, children's books, memoirs, scripts for radio and non-fiction novels.
Thursday May 30 18.30 hs.
Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965). Restored 35 mm screening. In connection with WANT TO BE AN ARTIST?, by Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries.
The show will be preceded by La escritura como objeto visual, dialogue between Hugo Salas and Pablo Cosgaya.
Pablo Cosgaya was born in Rosario in 1965. He is a graphic designer specialized in institutional image, editorial design and typography. Since 1992, together with Marcela Romero, he runs Estudio Cosgaya, which has participated in many national and regional projects including the signaling for urban transportation in the city of Buenos Aires. He is a member of the International Typography Association and a founding member of the Tipos Latinos collective. He is a Tenured Professor of typography in the Graphic Design Program of FADU / UBA and teaches the Master's program in typography.
21 hs. Sedmikrásky (Vera Chytilova, 1966).
35 mm screening. In connection with 1999, AVE DIA by Osías Yanov.
The show will be preceded by La intervención y la fiesta, espacios de intervención en la escena porteña de 1980 y 1990, dialogue between the curator and Katja Alemann.
Katja Alemann was born in Buenos Aires in 1957. She is an actress, singer, writer and performer. She started her career in the independent theater scene in 1979. In 1982, she began creating shows with Omar Chabán at Café Einstein, and was later an active participant of the independent cultural movement, working relentlessly as a performer in the emblematic venue Cemento, which she co-founded. She is also the creator of the NGO ReciclARTE, which carries out different artistic actions and interventions aimed at raising awareness on the impact of recycling on the environment.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Hugo Salas was born in Caleta Olivia in 1976. A critic, translator and writer, he studied Cinematography and Camera Direction and holds a Master's degree in Literature. For several years, he worked as a critic and journalist for different media, including Radar (Página/12), Ñ (Clarín), Review and Los inrockuptibles. He has translated into Spanish the works of Derek Jarman, Sarah Ahmed, Helen Hester, Homi K. Bhabha and Gerald Cohen. He is also a university professor, and his literary production mostly comprises narrative works.