Nicolas Sanchez L.

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Golden Birds

[2016] Quillagua was a fertile oasis along the Loa river, in the middle of the driest desert of the world, the Atacama. An indigenous settlement in the middle of the famous route that used to connect the Inca empire, with farmlands of corn, quinoa and alfalfa, grazing fields for alpacas and llamas, and big shrimp farms along the river. Forests of native trees like algarrobos, chañares and tamarugos, with hundreds of peucos, tucúqueres, cernícalos, loicas, chincoles, chercanes among other golden birds that used to nest between their branches.

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Requiem for Bemba

[2015] On september 2012 I was deported from the UK. While I was kept in the detaining room, I met Bemba. Two years later I went out to Tangier in search of him. This is his story through me, and the story of many migrants through him.

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Untitled

2007 DVD Video, color, sound, ∞ loop

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Tourists Trilogy (Video Series)

[2013] A Trilogy of short films about Tourists being tourists in breathtaking landscapes. Each one as a threnodie -from the Greek threnos (wailing) and oide (ode)- , as a series of laments at the same time as elegies, that in the shape of evocative images tell us the story of a journey, an exodus, maybe an escape or an end.

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Pop corn fields

[2012] The industry is sold out. A film about films about corn fields. Curatorship by Marcelo Sarovic. In order of appearance: Children of the Corn IV (1996, Greg Spence), Field of dreams (1989, Phil Alden Robinson), Signs (2002, M. Night Shyamalan), Children of the Corn (2009, Donald P. Borchers), Haute Tension (2003, Alexandre Aja), Joyride (2001, John Dahl), Freddy vs. Jason (2003, Ronny Yu), Children of the Corn VII (2001, Guy Magar), Children of the Corn VI (1999, Kari Skogland), Children of the Corn III (1995, James D.R. Hickox), Twister (1996, Jan de Bont), Children of the Corn V (1998, Ethan Wiley), North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock), Children of the Corn I (1984, Fritz Kiersch), The Informant! (2009, Steven Soderbergh), Secret Window (2004, David Koepp), Children of the Corn II (1992, David Price), Planet of the Apes (1968, Franklin J. Schaffner), A Scanner Darkly (2006, Richard Linklater), The Straight Story (1999, David Lynch).

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Life is elsewhere

[2012] Life is elsewhere, a lyric documentary, an artist film by Nicolas Sanchez. Horacio left to Atacama desert, Alfonso to Patagonia. A pursuit journey to find life. Original music by hermano-hermano.com

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Noah's raft, (living off) the fat of the land

[2011] The project consists in building a raft to navigate downstream the Mapocho river, since its channeled entrance into the center-north of the city of Santiago until its mouth in the Maipo river, across the districts of Vitacura, Las Condes, Providencia , Recoleta, Independencia, Santiago, Renca, among others. To build the raft I will use only industrial waste collected around the city... to sail and navigate in search of another land, beyond this city, to survive the flood and find “where germinates the seed of a new humanity” (Wisdom 14:6 .) The phrase living off the fat of the land – also of biblical origin (Genesis 45: 17) – refers to live off the fertility and abundance of the earth. In a contemporary sense and focused in urban dynamics, this fat, once abundance and generosity, has now sadly been exploited to excess, extravagance and waste. It is precisely these excesses caused by certain ideas of progress, which I see symbolized in the waste that will be used to build the raft; excesses from which I escape by the sailing aimlessly away. The project ultimately explores the human experience in the cities, showing certain urban situations that reveal the need to recover public space for people, imagining new occupation dynamics which poetically illuminate richer, diverse and simpler ways of living