Campeche presents an exclusive screening of El Lado Quieto, a film by Carolina Fusilier and Miko Revereza (collaboratively know as Arquitectura Parlante). 
 
Off the pacific coast of Mexico remains the island of Capaluco. Once a busy vacation resort catering to passing cruise ships, now empty of humans. A curious sea creature (Siyokoy) emerges from the water after traveling a strong current from the Philippines. The same current that connected the Spanish Galleons. The film navigates through the architectural remains of the island, interacting with the spectral sounds. 
 
El Lado Quieto is a sensorial journey between life and decay through colliding mythologies, surveying the afterlife of a post-human landscape. The spectres of tourism emerge within the process of making the film. The filmmakers make audible their casual conversations in which they search for meaning and imagine different lifeforms of the future. It might be relevant that a pandemic was sweeping through the world throughout the film production. As a generation that experienced the false promises of progress and freedom, they also look into their own personal connections with the ruins of Capaluco: The collapse of the neo-liberal economy in Argentina and the failed American dream to a Filipino immigrant.
 
The film was recently included in Doc Fortnight 2022 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York's Festival of International Nonfiction Film and Media in March 2022 and has also been screened at the Open City Film Festival, (London, UK), YIDFF (Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan), Dok-Leipzig (Germany), Black Canvas (Mexico City, MX), DMZ Docs (Korea), IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), Camara Lucida (Ecuador), Pravo Ljudski Film Festival (Sarajevo), and True/False Film Festival (Columbia, Missouri, USA), BARQ (Internacional Architecture Film Festival Barcelona). It will also be screened in July, 2022 in Images Festival (Toronto, Canada).
 
 
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  • Carolina Fusilier

    Carolina Fusilier

    Carolina Fusilier (b. 1985. Buenos Aires, Argentina) lives and works between Mexico and Argentina. Through her work she explores human/landscape relations through intuitive narratives of the future.  Has received the Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grant (2019-2020- USA) and her project Kitchen with a view (2019) has been supported by Fundación Jumex (Mexico) and Locust Projects (USA). She also received The Raul Urtasun-Frances Harley Scholarship (The Banff Center, Canada, 2015). 

     

    Carolina has a degree in Animated Film (Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009) and has completed further studies in visual arts and music: Düsseldorf Academy, 2018; SOMA México, 2016-2017; Programa de artistas, UTDT, Buenos Aires, 2011. She was also part of Open sessions (The Drawing Center, New York, USA). Recent solo exhibitions include Clepsidra (Daniela Elbahara Gallery, Mexico, 2022), Kitchen with A View (Locust Projects, USA, 2019), Angel Engines (Natalia Hug Gallery, Germany, 2018), and Fenómeno (La Fábrica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2014). She recently exhibited her work in institutions such as Sculpture Center, New York (2018), The Drawing CenterNew York (2019), Centro Cultural Tlatelolco, Mexico (2019), and MAMBA (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires) 2022.

  • Miko Revereza

    Miko Revereza

    Miko Revereza (b. 1988. Manila, Philippines) is a stateless filmmaker raised in California and currently residing between the Philippines and Mexico City. His upbringing as an undocumented immigrant and current exile from the US informs his relationship with moving images. DROGA! (2014), DISINTEGRATION 93-96 (2017), No Data Plan (2018) and Distancing (2019) have screened at festivals such as Locarno Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, NYFF Projections, Film Society of Lincoln Center's Art of the Real and at institutions such as National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and Whitechapel Gallery. No Data Plan is recognized with Sheffield Doc Fest Art Award as well as being listed in BFI Sight & Sound Magazine’s "50 Best Films of 2019", Hyperallergic’s "Top 12 Documentary and Experimental Films of 2019" and CNN Philippines "Best Filipino Films of 2019". Revereza is a 2019 Flaherty Seminar featured filmmaker and MFA graduate at Bard College.

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  • Recent Reviews of El Lado Quieto

    Reichert, Jeff, “True/False Film Fest 2022 (Part Two)”, Reverse Shot, March, 15, 2022.

     Link to: http://reverseshot.org/features/2917/truefalse2022_2


    Tan Liwang Jason,“Of Monsters and Men : “The Still Side (El Lado Quieto)” by Miko Revereza and Caro
    lina Fusilier [Yamagata Film Criticism Workshop 2021]”, Docu-Yama Live!, December,17, 2021.

     Link to: http://www.yidff-live.info/en/category/film-criticism/

     

     

     

     

    Image credits: Artworks ©2022 Carolina Fusilier; installation images ©2022 Ramiro Chaves @whitebalancemx