Sebastian Wiedemann

Sebastian Wiedemann is a Colombian filmmaker-researcher and philosopher, or as he likes to say a practitioner of cinematic modes of experience. His works investigate liminal intersections animated through experimental cinema and philosophy, aware of a possibility for thought-cinema as living poetic ecology, as a possible surface for the affirmation of a Cosmopolitics of Image. His works have screened in venues around the world and have received retrospective shows in Brazil, Colombia, Spain, and Ireland. In 2015 his film “Los (De)pendientes” was included in the Artforum’s list of the best films of the year and won the Special Prize of the Jury at Fronteira Film Festival (Brazil). In 2017 his film “Abismo” was included in the research project and film series Ism Ism Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America, conceived by Los Angeles Filmforum as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. In 2019 his film “Obatala Film” won the Prize of the Jury at SuperOff Film Festival (Brazil) and Curta 8 – Film Festival (Brazil). He is also editor and curator of the online platform Hambre | espacio de cine experimental which focuses on critical experiments seeking dialogue with new tendencies in Latin American avant-garde cinema and where he has edited the books “La Radicalidad de la Imagen. Des-bordando latitudes latinoamericanas. Sobre algunos modos del cine experimental.” (2016) and “Pensamientos migrantes: Lo que las imágenes nos fuerzan a pensar. Intersecciones cinematográficas” (to be released, 2020). More recently he published the book “Deep Blue: Future Memories of a Livings Cinematic In-Between” (2019).