Bogota Experimental Film Festival: Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt: Work II

Gareth Hudson (Artist)

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We present our Official Selection 2020, which is our offer to the world and it is the result of the visualization, classification and evaluation of 748 audiovisual artworks, a task carried out in 3 phases by a team of 10 curators during April to June, where each film was meticulously studied up to 3 times by different professionals. This selection had to be adapted to the online version of the festival where we have requested new authorization from the artists for this new type of exhibition.

There are 142 works of contemporary experimental cinema from 38 countries that represent a broad view of the avant-garde of audiovisual art created from 2018 to the present day. Of all these works, the curatorial team has highlighted some films from Colombia, Latin America and Other Latitudes (and Longitudes), whose creative process and original search we believe reflect the current experimental audiovisual movement and for this reason will be appreciated by a jury, which will award the most relevant works of the year and some honorable mentions.

In addition, we have selected other audiovisual works that provide us with an important panorama of experimental cinema that we have cataloged into 9 themes according to curatorial dialogues that the films themselves provoked and that are complemented by an important selection of feature films.

[Description of a selection of 8 films, in which 'Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt: Work II' was shown]: This selection is built through powerful images, loaded with an enormous sense of aesthetic composition and deep contemplation by the authors, which allow unusual encounters and innovative proposals around audiovisual experimentation. The development of a personal view and the aesthetic demand constitute a challenge for the construction of a social, political and cultural reflection, taking the audiovisual text for its transformation, reinterpretation and generation of new discourses that contribute to the experience of the meaning of images in movement and its expressions connected with art.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2020
EventBogota Experimental Film Festival - Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 19 Aug 202031 Aug 2020


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    Hudson, G. & Begg, P., 1 Oct 2015

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