Up to Bogota cinema Twenty-first edition of pink cycleA space that presents, year after year, new manifestations, aesthetics and narratives of audiovisual creativity of all kinds and forms.
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The Pink Cycle has for years been a stage for filmmakers from all over the world to publicize their work and express, from a unique perspective, the experiences and problems of a diverse community.
“For Idartes, it is a priority to create spaces for expression and reflection in the city, to have conversations about gender representations, in the feminine and in the LGBTIQ+ community because the arts allow us to express ourselves in a different, free and inclusive way,” said Catalina Valencia, Entity Director.
This course was created in 2001 by the Goethe-Institut, the Colombo Americano Center in Medellin, the Pensar Institute of the University of Javeriana and the District Cinematheque, today called Cinematheque of Bogotá, the Department of Audiovisual Arts of Idartes.
Both audio-visual cinema has been an intimate witness and resounding spectator of the social struggles of the LGBTIQ+ communities for their rights, freedoms and dignity in the world. As a stage for arts and social dialogue, the Cinematheque of Bogotá presents the 21st edition of the Pink Cycle with a range of audiovisual creativity, from local and community aspects of the city to an international and retrospective exhibition, including performances, academic spaces and the development of narratives through new media.’,” confirmed Ricardo Kantor, Director of Audiovisual Arts at Departments, during the launch of the course.
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schedule of work
This year’s edition will include international and local shows (see table here)a space for participation called Toma Rosa, several academic conferences and a special program through Cinemateca Al Parque in Suba.
The international exhibition served as a magnet to invite the curators of the exhibition entitled Poor workers of the world, unite! By Chilean director Nicolas Videla, in partnership with The Outfest De Outfest (USA) led by Evan Reina Ortiz. In addition, there will be a retrospective of Pier Paolo Pasolini on the occasion of the centenary of his birth, sponsored by Alessandra Merlo in alliance with the Italian Institute of Culture in Colombia.
In contrast, the national sample is formed For a series of feature films, a short film program, a Dunkel Rosa Award and a retrospective celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Trans Community Network.
Also, this year, the first Toma Rosa festival will be held with the participation of 10 artists selected by public invitation. This will take place at the Bogotá Cinema Gallery and will be a space for “the compilation and circulation of interdisciplinary proposals that promote the appropriation of this space by all citizens”.
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According to Idartes, this initiative seeks to strengthen collaborative working networks, highlighting the citizen and artistic creativity of groups and groups with queer artistic and cultural practices.
On June 11, Pink Cycle will arrive in Suba through the Cinemateca al Parque programme. A selection of audiovisual works from the Local Strip and the feature film will be shown If God were a woman.
Finally, Santiago Echeverri, pioneer of video art and gender performance, will share data and stories through a conversation about anomalous digital memory.
The Academic Slot, an essential part of this edition, can be viewed June 7-10. It’s a series of free meetings It will address experiences and work on audience formation and social teaching methods around the LGBTQ+ vision. It will be organized by Idartes, along with Universidad Javeriana and Universidad de Los Andes.
Edarts, finally, indicated that Pink Cycle will be touring Cali, Medellín and Manizales.
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