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These three collectives address the question of image from different positions: Arca is a non-profit project that seeks to put into action the practice of preserving, sharing and exhibiting Argentine video; where to buy viagra pills. ArkhA� is a research collective that creates meeting spaces such as workshop and cycles with the goal of conceiving of the complex connection between practice and theory; and Hambre is a platform for broadcasting Argentine film, dedicated to research into and production of critical and sensitive thought.

ARCA VIDEO | Video Arte Argentino Archive and Database

This non-profit project seeks to put into action the practice of preserving, sharing and exhibiting Argentine video, facilitating access to a valuable body of artistic production, maintained by students, artists, researchers, professors, curators, theorists and the general public.
Through the Arca Video platform we seek the revitalisation and recognition of the work of renowned artists, as well as encourage experimentation by new directors and production centres, enabling the analysis, research and historization of video art in Argentina and beyond.

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Colectivo ArkhA�

Colectivo ArkheI? studies audiovisual practices with the intention of constructing spaces for reflecting on and viewing emerging productions with no place on conventional circuits, through screenings accompanied by debates among the audience, curators and directors; and also through workshops, clinics and seminars that provide an opportunity to rethink audiovisual teaching as a field open to exploration, tied to the sphere of production, questioning the complex tie between practice and theory. The collectivea��s members, Ivana Castagnetti, Gonzalo Egurza, Fabiana Gallegos and Ariel NahoI?n, are graduates of the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, lecturers, directors and cultural managers. They have been working together on this project since 2012.

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HAMBRE

 

We are an observatory and a laboratory dedicated to research, dialogue and production of critical and sensitive thought by contagion and connection to experimental cinema(s). We have a strong emphasis on Latin American expression. Without hierarchies and with an open state of mind, disregarding any kind of completeness, the cinema that impels us is fertile and precarious, like the crabs that inhabit the mangrove swamp. We feel that our originality is our hunger. A hunger that destabilizes structures and forms, undermines the commonplace and banishes univocal points of view because its manifestation is violence. A hunger, an overwhelming force that excludes itself from industry norms, fighting market restrictions and lies, against the exploitation of the a�?exoticisma�? in supposedly a�?underdevelopeda�? geographies. An irrefutable condition of this cinema is to give an ethical and political place to what it faces. A hunger that has to be experienced, that calls itself experimental cinema.
It is an expressive field that we understand in its more inclusive dimension. There, the artist/filmmaker simply takes and composes work with the materials and techniques that are felt and adjudged to be the right ones to bring expression to light. And that is what we are interested in: expression, regardless of any category or discussion about techniques themselves. An artist/filmmaker whose radicalism expresses itself formally and ethically, without being capable of emancipation between one another. Artists and filmmakers always honest and dissatisfied who express their hunger, their famished state and nomadic desire, because they never accept concessions and always preserve their freedom. Artists who embrace their hunger and precariousness with love to preserve their liberty.

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Laura AlbaA�ir

Audiovisual communication graduate from the Faculty of Fine Art at the National University of La Plata. Since 2010 she has worked on the Provincial Commission for Memory, responsible for the digitalization, preservation, restoration and diffusion of the audiovisual archive generated by the former DIPPBA (Police Intelligence Office of the Province of Buenos Aires). At the same institution she is part of the oral archive team, performing audiovisual work for the communication program and working on exhibitions held at the Museum of Art and Memory (MAM). She has worked as a camera operator on various videos that participated at numerous national and international festivals. Since 2013 she has been part of the ARCA Video Argentina (Argentine Video Art Archive and Database).

Mariela CantA?

Researcher, director, teacher and curator in Audiovisual Arts and Media.a�?Graduate and professor in Audiovisual Communication (FBA-UNLP) She is the creator of the Argentine Video Ark Project, an Argentine Video Art Archive and Database.
Among other activities, she has curated the Video Art Cycle at the Buenosa�?Aires Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition a�?Poetics from the Archive: storiesa�?of Argentine video art told by Arca Videoa�? at the MACBA-Buenos Aires anda�?various audiovisual art exhibitions; coordinated the MEACVAD 07 and 08 program;a�?coordinated the a�?Urban Interventionsa�? seminar given by Antoni Muntadas in thea�?CCEBA. Her editorial activities include writing and compiling publications on audiovisual arts.

Fabiana Gallegos

Graduate of the Universidad de Cine in Buenos Aires, where she studied Film Directing and is currently studying for a Mastera��s in Technology and Aesthetics of Electronic Arts. She works as a teacher, curator, researcher, art director and artist in the audiovisual field. Her field of research takes in the study of numerous audiovisual practices and crosses over with different disciplines. She teaches at the Universidad del Cine, at the ORT technical school, and at workshops at various cultural centres. She is part of the Argentine Video Ark Project, Argentine Video Art Archive and Database Argentino and the ArkhA� collective focusing on research, teaching and distribution of experimental audiovisual work.

Ivana Castagnetti

A Visual Communications graduate from the Universidad del Cine, teaches workshops related to experimental audiovisual production, and is editor of the audiovisual media journal NA?mero-Zero in which she has also published numerous articles. Her field of research is focused on self-portrait issues in interactive digital practices. She has worked on various cinema productions and is working at present on projects related to the programming of works through programming languages and multimedia installations.

Gonzalo Egurza

Born in Buenos Aires in 1984, he is a graduate of the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires where he studied Film Directing. He teaches Audiovisual Techniques and Digital Techniques at the Universidad del Cine as part of the Audiovisual Narrative course (Untref). He works in collaboration with artists and curators on the contemporary art circuit. He has independently produced experimental film, video, multimedia and installations. His works have participated at festivals and programs including Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, BIEFF Rumania, Alchemy Film and Moving image, Les Instant Video, International Super8mm Festival, Hungary, Ozu Film Festival, Semana de Video Iberoamericano, Spain, Experiments in Cinema, Dallas Video Fest, and C.C. Recoleta.
He won 1st prize at the 2011 International Independent Film Festival of La Plata; the Argentine creation prize at the 2012 edition of the Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM), and an honourable mention at the 22nd Curtas Vila do Conde.

Ariel NahA?n

A graduate from the Universidad del Cine of Buenos Aires where he studied film directing, and where he currently works as coordinator for the Audiovisual Techniques II course, as an associate teacher in the Image Workshop III in the Electronic Arts course (Untref) and as head lecturer of the Audiovisual Analysis and Final Project subjects at the ORT Technical School. He is editor of the audiovisual media journal NA?mero-Zero and has published a theoretical study on the effects of the televisual image in the book Audiovisual Territories, compiled by Jorge La Ferla (Libraria, 2012). Since September 2012 he has been on the team at Continent, a research and development centre for projects related to the audiovisual arts at the National University of Tres de Febrero. He is assistant director of the Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento 2014.

Geraldine Salles Kobilanski

Currently studying for a degree in Combined Arts (UBA). Edited the film magazine Mariendbad. In terms of film criticism, she has written for Marienbad, Desistfilm and GrupoKane. She was a member of the Vanguard Competition Jury for Destroyed Frontiers at the 4th edition ofa�?the Lima International Independent Film Festival (2014). Her curatorial work includes: a�?Experimental Latin American Focusa�? at the Matienzo Cultural Centre (2014) and at the Fronteira International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival (2014).

Florencia Incarbone

Graduate in Cinematography from the Universidad del Cine. She has worked in publishing as a writer and editor, collaborating in publications related to cinema and aesthetic thought. (Historia crA�tica del video argentino (Critical History of Argentine Video) Malba/Espacio FundaciA?n TelefA?nica, Comp. Jorge La Ferla; Bergson Quadrata/la Biblioteca Nacional; Entre imA?genes (Between Images) by Raymond Bellour, published by Colihue, among others.) She works in curating, cultural management, and production of experimental film events and festivals: MEACVAD Euro-American Film and Digital Video Festival (2007-2008), Realismos de Precariedad a�� Travelling Latin American Film Festival (2010-2012).

Sebastian Wiedemann

Graduate in Film Directing, Universidad del Cine, and graduate in Visual Arts from the Institute of Fine Arts. He works mainly in experimental film, audiovisual composition,a�?and philosophy of image (film and thought). His experimental and documentary worka�?and films have been presented at galleries and museums in Argentina and Brazil,a�?and at international film festivals in Europe and North and South America. Hea�?has written on the extended audiovisual field for various online publications.