Malena Szlam

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Malena Szlam, Altiplano (still), 2018.

e-flux presents Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory Altiplano
Malena Szlam

16 Minutes
Canada, Chile, Argentina

September 27–October 10, 2020

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Malena Szlam's Altiplano (2018), on view from Sunday, September 27 through Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Filmed in the Andean Mountains in the traditional lands of the Atacameño, Aymara, and Calchaquí-Diaguita in Northern Chile and Northwest Argentina, Altiplano takes place within a geological universe of ancestral salt flats, volcanic deserts, and colored lakes. Fusing earth with sky, day with night, heartbeat with mountain, and mineral with iridescent cloud, Altiplano reveals a vibrating landscape in which a bright blue sun threatens to eclipse a blood-red moon.

Altiplano is presented here as one of five films in Part Four | Reading the Earth: Vibrant Matter and Human Hubris, the fourth of six programs in the online film and discussion series Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory programmed by Lukas Brasiskis for e-flux Video & Film.

Ecology After Nature runs from August 14 through November 8, 2020. The films in Part Four will screen for two weeks, and subsequent parts will follow bi-weekly, with new films screened every other Sunday.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Return to Part Four | Reading the Earth

Malena Szlam is a visual artist and filmmaker working at the intersections of cinema, installation, and performance. Her practice is concerned with transforming time and space through the unique properties of analogue cinema. Szlam is interested in relationships between the natural world, human perception, and intuitive process. The resulting work is a "sensorial cinema” that exists between figuration and abstraction, artificial and natural phenomena, still and moving images.

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