Through alchemical, in-camera and optical printing techniques, compositions and superimpositions, this second installment of Mazzolo's cinematic diptych transforms the iconic urban landscapes of Detroit. Buildings get dislodged from their foundations and the physical, political and sensorial boundaries between Canada and the United States collapse. It explores the strange ecosystem of this border region, under skies where colors flash but with no thunder, instead intermittent and labyrinthine voices that at times lose us, and at others guide us between past and present. (IG)
2022 - Toronto International Film Festival - Wavelengths (2022) - Wavelengths
2022 - New York Film Festival - Currents (2022) - Currents
2022 - Viennale (2022)
2022 - Mar del Plata Film Festival - Estados Alterados - 1er mención
2023 - Cinema du Reel
Pablo Mazzolo (Argentina) is a filmmaker and educator born in Buenos Aires in 1976. He works exclusively in analogue film formats exploring the optical and chemical properties of the medium, with a particular focus on human and natural landscapes. His work has tackled themes such as indigenous sovereignty, the spectre of military dictatorship, extinction and environmental catastrophe. He received an MFA from the University of Buenos Aires (2001). His films, including “Diego La Silla” (2000), “Oaxaca Tohoku” (2011), “El Quilpo sueña cataratas” (2012), “Fotooxidación” (2013) and “Ceniza Verde” (2019), have been widely exhibited at festivals, museums, and galleries internationally, including Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Melbourne International Film Festival, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, The Block Museum of Art, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Brooklyn Museum, The Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art, International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Punto de Vista Festival, Frontera Sur International Non-Fiction Festival, Museo Tamayo, Valdivia International Film Festival, FAMU International, The Latin American Museum of Art Buenos Aires, Chicago Underground Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque, The Friedl Kubelka School for Independent Film, (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico, and Cinemateca Madrid, among many others. His film “Conjectures” (2013) won Grand Prize, Media City Film Festival (2013); Fish Point (2015) was awarded the Kodak Cinematic Vision Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival (2016); and Ceniza Verde (2019) was awarded Grand Prize, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (2019). Mazzolo is Professor at the National University of Quilmes, works as a freelance documentary film editor, and teaches workshops on visual perception and image creation to young people living with autism.