Carolina Charry Quintero, BLUA

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BLUA, by Carolina Charry Quintero

BLUA, by Carolina Charry Quintero, combines rich high-contrast 16mm images with crisp digital color scenes. The film creates a distinctive entry point into the relationship between human and animal existence. Unfolding like a tapestry, its montage complicates the relationship between observation and fiction. Reaching equally for beauty and strangeness, BLUA is an assertion of the uncanny, a cine-poetic philosophical speculation. 2016. 16 mm. 22 min.

This film will screen at The Unseen Festival at Counterpath on opening night, Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Carolina Charry Quintero is an experimental filmmaker from Cali, Colombia. She holds an MFA in Film and Video from the California Institute of the Arts, and a BA in Philosophy from Universidad del Valle in Cali. Her work is concerned with the experience of the unmeasurable, and the idea of the limit of comprehension. She is interested in the human-animal border as a place of thought, and as a place from which to revise the grand definitions of what is human, as well as the ethical, political and epistemological issues that are born at this border. Her work has screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Slamdance, Chicago Underground, and REDCAT in Los Angeles. She was awarded the Michelle Lund Calarts/Earthfire Institute Residency. She been the recipient of the Jack Oakie Foundation Grant, and the Emerging Artists Creative Grant from Colombia’s Ministry of Culture. She lives in Cali, Colombia.