Adriana Vila Guevara
FILM & +
RESEARCH & TEACHING
Venezuelan filmmaker and anthropologist currently living in Barcelona-Spain. Her work moves in the realms of non-fiction experimental filmmaking, influenced by a reflexive and reflective relation with the world and the self. Her film pieces embrace the materiality and immateriality of film combining analogue-photochemical and video formats, as single-channel, film performance, and installation. Interested in the intersection between poetics and politics, and how cinema can explore and transform states of conscience (or confusion),as a useful stimulation for the times we are living and the times to come.
Co-founder of the independent analog film lab Crater-Lab, during the past decade she has devoted to developing and sharing DIY processes in analogue filmmaking. She collaborates with national and international universities, film and art institutions, passionately teaching non-ficcion and experimental photochemical laboratory practices, as well as other approaches to anthropology and ethnographic methodologies for the arts. She has screened her work at relevant festivals and art centers, in Europe, North America and Latin America, such as IFFR Rotterdam Film Festival, Oberhausen IFF, Edinburgh International Film Festival, International Video art festival LOOP, Curtas IFF Belo Horizonte, Museo de Bellas Artes Caracas, Curtas Vila do Conde, FID Marseille, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Microscope Gallery NY, Crossroads SF MoMa, among other.