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Cruda Colletive

UPCOMING


2022

Water is What We Make It. Gemeene Grond Residency in collaboration with Gemeente Utrecht 

EXPERIENCE


2020 - present

Cruda Collective
Research duo with Andrea Galano Toro. The Netherlands & Berlin.

2021 - present

Freelance filmmaker & Video Editor. Directing, writing & editing (experimental) art films. Cairo, Mexico City, & The Netherlands

2022 - present

Freelance Junior Video Editor. Egas Producations, Almere

2021 - 2022

Researcher in Residency.
Horror Program Research Bureau. University of the Underground, ↗

2021 - 2022

Artist in Residency.
Midseason Residency. Het Resort, Groningen

2021 - 2022

Artist in Residency.
Master Apprentice Program. Kunstpodium T, Tilburg

2020

Intern & Assistant.
Mounira Al Solh. Zutphen & Amsterdam

2019

Writer in Residency.
Camp Cushy Watershed, 1- month Residency for artists and writers, Eindhoven

2019

Artist in Residency.
UNIDEE Residency program with Cittadellarte. Biella, Italy

Film maker and artist

Filmmaker and Artist


Querido Mapa (2022)

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“Querido Mapa,” is a short fictional film that explores the speculative cartography. I decided to uncover this relation through the narrative of a taxi driver who maps the city in which he drives through, not only mapping buildings and roads, but also mapping stories of love, death, poetry and space. I believe these testimonies form a large part of the bigger scheme of stories. In this case, stories and memories form part of the cartographic landscape that the film aims to present. The question was how would cartographic practices be shaped if memories, feelings, experiences and dreams were included as part of its formation? This film revealed the beginning of my collage-based language, my twisted tongue slurring stories rather than telling them linearly.

The film intercuts through parts, starting with Onda, the cartographer who begins dialogue with the taxi driver, who almost immediately becomes the protagonist of the film. Towards the end, he meets the aerial sailor, the sky driver: the pilot, whom he has to drive to the airport. The taxi driver and pilot begin to share a conversation about their professions. This moves the idea of cartography as an intimate land-relation, to a bigger scale and scope including the skies, clouds and cosmos. Their conversation takes the audience through stories via a car window, gently mapping an imagined landscape that feels real, while also mapping the violent geopolitics that take place on land and sky.

Photos by Django van Ardenne