LOVE MACHINE - Experimental Filmmakers from Abya Yala*

Monday, 20 May

LOVE MACHINE - Experimental Filmmakers from Abya Yala*

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By LAC (Laboratorio Experimental de Cine) – a non-profit filmmakers' collective based in Mexico City, dedicated to promote experimental and expanded cinema through screenings and workshops. An important part of their project is the preservation and dissemination of film-lab techniques and knowledge.

*Abya Yala (a.k.a. The Americas, North, Central and South America).
First Nations leaders, activists, writers, artists and multiple organizations have agreed to use Abya Yala as the name to refer to the continent named by colonizers as The Americas.

1. FILM PERFORMANCE: Love Machine (30 min)
Machines talking about machines.

Q&A with filmmakers at the end of the screening.

Annalisa Quagliata | 2018 | 1' | 16mm película b&n
Images of Xochipilli “the prince of flowers,” Mexican god of art, dance and poetry.

Manuela de Laborde | 2014 | 1' | 16mm color, sonoro
1 minute planned / unforeseen. My first movie The portrait of a place, of its landscapes: from the object to the full, intensely framed and equally compressed in time. Around, without being foreseen, ethereal manifestations.

LÍNA HORIZON (sjóndeildarhringur)
Claudio Sodi | 2019 | 4' | 16mm, two projectors
Between documentary and fiction, this piece analyzes the perception of the eye to the horizon. The sum of contrasts that is formed as tableaux takes us by supposed sensitive horizons filmed in Iceland.

Daniel Valdés Puertos | 2018 | 5' | super8

Agglomerate of textures of a burst polychromatic emulsion, which tries to reflect the mood-chemical state of the subject under treatment.

Annalisa Quagliata | 2017 | 2' | 16mm película b&n

A short film that uses techniques of handmade cinema to create a dream portrait, illustrating a process of regeneration and change.

Bruno Varela | 2005/2019 | 3' | 16mm, two projectors

Mechanical ballet, die of mass and light, electric comal moving eternally, from Brooklyn NY where the Chinanta tortillería has the largest tortilla machine in the world. Industrialization and craftsmanship in the same operation, millenary comales working by forced march to supply the Mexican population of the North of the United States.

Elena Pardo | 2019 | 5' | 16mm

On September 19, 2017, an hour after the simulation to commemorate the anniversary of the devastating earthquake that took place in Mexico City in 1985, it trembled again.

Azucena Losana | 2013 | México/Argentina | 3' | Super 8

El guaraches” is the nickname of the owner of this traditional mezcalería in Cuicatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico. From their collection of handcrafted bottles handmade by Oaxacan families, I chose two from the “porno” collection to take away.


Date & Time: 

Monday, 20 May, 2019 - 20:30


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  • Experimental films
  • Film performance


  • 3-5 €
- 3,-
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.


Former squat, now legalised

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


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opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by Jeffrey), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.