Filmmaker Jeannette Muñoz presents some 16mm selections from two ongoing projects. In Envíos (2005-) we see sequences, incidents, occurrences, fragments, moments, glimpses, each section realised with and/or for a particular person, like a gift or dedication. Punchuncavi (2015) takes us to a former native American site in Valparaíso, Chile, now host to copper refineries, steam power plants and a lading port.
We are very happy to welcome Jonathan Schwartz in person to present works on 16mm film. Often based on the prinicples of field recordings, travels, collage, and sound/image amplifications his films write a unique language of their own.
"Schwartz’s films are windows that show the artist in the process of being expressed, looking for a balance between contentment and fear. He himself jumps steadily, as far as he can get each time. Either in his own or foreign territory, Schwartz is not a hunter, but a whisperer. There is a sense of awareness and appreciation in all of his work, of looking, breathing, and grasping without suffocating. With the organic quality of 16mm film, Schwartz crafts a world of faces, textures, and places that invoke and evoke language without unnecessary adjectives." (Mónica Savirón)