Nicolas Sanchez L.

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Tourists Trilogy

[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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Tourists (Threnody I)

[2007-2013] A photo series about Tourists. Tourists immersed in breathtaking landscapes, tourists coming and going, tourist sightseeing, tourists taking pictures, tourists being tourists. The film shows patterns, some recurring actions, attitudes or dynamics of tourists and tourism that are significant of a way of relating with nature. This is Threnody I, the first part of a Trilogy threnodies -from the Greek threnos (wailing) and oide (ode)-, a series of laments at the same time as elegies, in the shape of evocative images that carry with them a claim for a lost relation, a constant awareness of a broken and fragile link. Tourists -poetically- represent the actual lack of topophilia, our rootlessness disguised as mobility, in an increasingly homogeneous world. When what surrounds us, becomes a distant concept, an impersonal object, then only a consumption relation or superficial contemplation is possible.

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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).