On the fringe of the everyday
Notes towards another history of contemporary video in Columbia.
Discussions and projections
from 01 December 2017
until 02 December 2017
Jeu de Paume, Paris

These two days of screenings and dialogues offer explore new work from Columbia in the field of the moving image. Curated by Ximena Gama Chirolla, the project brings together videos by Marcos Ávila Forero, Elkin Calderón, Juan Fernando Herrán, Laura Huertas Millán, Ana María Millán and Sandra Rengifo plus a performance by Laura Huertas. Discussions with the artists will help visitors gain a better understanding of their approaches and, more generally, of the context for video work in Columbia.

The videos chosen by philosopher Ximena Gama Chirolla reveal figures or landscapes that are, in one way or another, outside the norms. In choosing to represent these micro-histories, the artists are addressing the issues linked to the colonization of traditional know-how and, at the same time, taking an interest in the repercussions of the economic dynamics driven b globalization on certain social and political structures in Latin America.
Whether documentaries or experimental works, these pieces interrogate the way of representing “non-disciplined” lives located on the edge of conventions.

The projections will be followed by conversations with the guest artists in order to give listeners a better understanding of their artistic and conceptual approaches.


Friday 1 December, 3.30–6.30 pm
“On the edge of the everyday. Notes towards an alternative history of contemporary video in Columbia,” with Laura Huertas Millán and Ximena Gama Chirolla.

Saturday 2 December, 11.30 am – 1.30 pm
“Political and identity-based actions,” with Marcos Ávila Forero, Elkin Calderón, Juan Fernando Herrán and Ximena Gama Chirolla.

Saturday 2 December, 3 – 5.30 pm
“ Documentary as fiction,” with Ana María Millán, Sandra Rengifo and Ximena Gama Chirolla.

Cycle of discussions and screenings within the framework of France-Colombia year. Information: http://www.anneefrancecolombie.com

In the Jeu de Paume auditorium, Friday 1 December from 3.30 to 6.30 pm and Saturday 2 December from 11.30 am to 6 pm.
3 euros / free with that day’s exhibition ticket and for members.
Information: infoauditorium@jeudepaume.org