Session 22 | Malena Szlam

On November 7, 2019 at 7 pm


Limited seats. Spectators will be let in on a first come first served basis.

In an intimate reconstruction of her cultural history and creative process Malena Szlam will be revisiting fragments of the Andean and Chilean poetry, music and film, which inspired her film ALTIPLANO — a saturated and rhythmic journey across the Andes Cordillera, a geographical universe of ancestral salt flats, volcanic deserts and coloured lakes.

Born in Chile, Malena Szlam is an artist and filmmaker working at the intersection between cinema, installation, and performance. Her practice explores the relationship between the natural world, perception, and intuitive process. The poetics that she develops engage the material and affective dimensions of analogue film practice.

Szlam’s work has been featured in numerous international showcases, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Wavelengths TIFF (Toronto), the New Directors/New Films (MoMA, New York), the Edinburgh International Festival, the The Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Norway), and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark). Solo screenings have been presented at Los Angeles Filmforum, San Francisco Cinematheque, and FICValdivia (Chile), among others.

Malena Szlam currently resides in Montreal and is a member of Double Negative, an artist collective dedicated to the production and exhibition of experimental cinema.

Dazibao thanks the artist for her generous collaboration as well as its advisory programming committee for its support.

Dazibao receives financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ville de Montréal.