Ruben Guzman

 

Sharing Goethe's discontent with the spoken word, his experimental work has as many interpretations as a good book. The viewer must play an active role deciphering the contents. His work spans from photography to media arts, from video and experimental film to peripheral documentaries. He has developed a personal view which explores the interstices between the different film genres and between light and shadow. His unconventional documentaries are condemning voices, because today it is impossible to remain silent.

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Biography

Born in 1959 in the city of Buenos Aires (Argentinean-Canadian). Media Arts curator, programmer, professor, cinematographer and independent film and video artist. His work has been screened in numerous solo and group exhibitions, retrospectives and festivals around the world.

 

Awards 

2016                 

Premio Speciale della Giuria dedicated to Maria Adriana Prolo – ZAPPINO D'ORO (Jury's Special Prize), Ameno, Italy (for "The Indifference of Wind")

 

2014               

CNC (Centre Nationale de la Cinématographie), Aide a la production, France (for "The Citadel")


Aide au développement de la région Midi-Pyrénées, France (for "The Citadel")


2013               

Prix TLT (Prize Télé Toulouse for Best Documentary), Cinélatino, 25èmes Rencontres de Toulouse, France (for "Civilization")        

Prix TLT (Prize Télé Toulouse for Best Documentary Project) cinéma en développement, Cinélatino, 25èmes Rencontres de Toulouse, France (for "The Citadel")


2005               

Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada (for "City of Blind Alchemists")

 

2000

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria (for "Good Advice")


1999               

FEP Grant - Canadian Studies Program Grant, Canada

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria (for "Poetics of Simulation")


1998               

National Grant, Audiovisual Media, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Argentina (for "Good Advice")

 

1997

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria (for "Les Funambules")


1996               

Jury’s Honour Mention, ICI Centro Cultural Español, Buenos Aires, Argentina (for "Les Funambules")


1995               

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria (for "1.6/ 0.5")


1994              

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria (for "Café / Barolo")


1993              

Bronze Bear Award, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria (for "Kill the Dead Donkey")

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria (for "Transcendere")


PAFPS, National Film Board of Canada (NFB/ONF), Canada (for "City of Blind Alchemists")


1992              

Special Mention, Linz, Austria (for "Transcendere")


1990-92        

Various ECUAD and B.C. Cultural Fund Scholarships, Canada

 

(for information on curatorial  activities, jury participation, publications and lectures, please contact the filmmaker)

 

Film/videography
NOTE: all films/videos produced and directed by Ruben Guzman unless otherwise stated. Solo screenings in bold.

 

Lucy and the Gramophone
02.2018

 

Kosmos (co-directed with Robert Cahen and Narcisa Hirsch)
03.2017

INVIDEO 2017, Milan, 11.2017. 33rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 11.2018.

 

Images of Nowhere (Imágenes de ningún lugar)
11.2016 - 22'

XVII Bansko Mountain Film Festival, Bansko, Bulgaria, 11.2017. Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 9-10.2017. 65º Trento Film Festival, Trento, Italy, 4-5.2017. VII Edición del Festival Internacional de la Imagen FINI 2017, Hidalgo, Mexico, 4-5.2017. “BioBioCine 2017”, Concepción, Chile, 4.2017. 31st Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 11.2016.

 

The Indifference of Wind (La indiferencia del viento)
8.2015 - 18'

Premio Speciale della Giuria dedicated to Maria Adriana Prolo – ZAPPINO D'ORO (Jury's Special Prize), Ameno, Italy, 9.2016

"14° Festival internacional Signos da Noite", Lisbon, Portugal, 10.2016.  "4º Srem Film Festival", Vojvodina, Serbia, 9-10.2016.  "2016 CORTO E FIENO Film Festival", Ameno, Italy, 9.2016. "38th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2016", Clermont Ferrand, France, Feb 2016.

 

The Cidatel (La ciudadela) (a.k.a. Au bord de l'Univers)
2014 - 64'

CNC (Centre Nationale de la Cinématographie), Aide a la production, "Al borde del universo", France.

Aide au développement de la région Midi-Pyrénées, "Al borde del universo", France.

"MiradasDoc 2015", Canary Islands, Spain, Nov 2015. "BIFED – Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary", Bozcaada, Turkey, Oct 2015. "Festival Audiovisual Bariloche", Bariloche, Argentina, Sep 2015. "Etnografías Alucinadas", Kino Palais, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sep 2015. "Muestra de documental de creación", Rosario, Argentina, Jun 2015. "10º Festival Tucumán Cine Gerardo Vallejo", Tucumán, Argentina, Jun 2015. "VI Encuentro de Cine de la Lluvia", Villa La Angostura, Argentina, Jun 2015. "Picurt, 8º Muestra de Cine de Montaña de los Pirineos", Artedó and La Seu de Urgell, Spain, Jun 2015. "Trento Film Festival 2015", Trento, Italy, May 2015. "Mediawave", Komárom, Hungary, Apr-May 2015. "Cinélatino", Toulouse, France, Mar 2015. "World Film Festival", Tartu, Estonia, Mar 2015. "36 Festival de Cine de La Habana", La Habana, Cuba, Dec 2014. "29º del Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata", Mar del Plata, Argentina, Nov 2014, 16º Festival FILMAR en América Latina , Geneve, Switzerland, Nov 2014.

 

Civilización. Un Documental sobre León Ferrari (Civilization. A Documentary on León Ferrari)
4.2012 – 56’

Prix TLT (Price Télé Toulouse for Best Documentary), Cinélatino, 25èmes Rencontres de Toulouse, France, Mar 2013.

Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sep 2016. "Ciclo Documental Político Argentino", Teatro Auditorium-Centro Provincial de las Artes de Mar del Plata, Argentina, Jun 2016. Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, La Plata, Argentina, Oct 2014. "Espacio INCAA Artecinema, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 2014. "Rincón Chileno/ Cinelatino", Toulouse, France, Jan 2014. Muestra DOCA", Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 2013. "FILMAR Festival", Geneve, Switzerland, Nov 2013. "Festival de Cine Argentino en las Cinematecas de Jerusalén", Jerusalem, Israel, Nov 2013."Festifreak/ Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes E. Pettoruti", La Plata, Argentina, Oct 2013. "Teatro x la Identidad (TXI)", Radio Nacional, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, Aug 2013. Cultura Provincial, Ushuaia, Argentina, Aug 2013. "El Colectivo, cooperativa de artistas" (Artists collective and coop), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 2013. "4to. Festival de Cine de la Lluvia", Villa La Angostura, Neuquén, Argentina, Jun 2013. Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 2013. "Taller Ferrari", Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti, Apr-May 2013. "Cinélatino, 25èmes Rencontres de Toulouse", Toulouse, France, Mar 2013. Seminar “Le travail de la mémoire dans la littérature post-dictatoriale”, Université de Génève, Switzerland, Mar 2013. "Espacio INCAA", Córdoba, Argentina, Mar 2013. Centro Cultural Cotesma - Espacio INCAA", San Martín de los Andes, Argentina, Feb 2013. "Museo de Arte Contemporáneo", Bahía Blanca, Argentina, Dec 2012. "Museo de Arte Contemporáneo", Bahía Blanca, Argentina, Dec 2012. "Cinemateca Uruguaya", Montevideo, Uruguay, Nov 2012. "Museo de Arte Contemporáneo", Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 2012. "Casa del Bicentenario", Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 2012. "Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral", Santa Fe, Argentina, Oct 2012. "Pizza, Birra y Cortos 7 Film Festival", Gálvez, Santa Fe, Argentina, Oct 2012. "Museo “Orlando Ruffinengo”, Gálvez, Santa Fe, Argentina, Oct 2012. "14 BAFICI Itinerante", Auditorio CORDINEU, Neuquén, Argentina, Oct 2012. "Vancouver Latin American Film Festival", SFU-Harbour Centre, Vancouver, Canada, Sep 2012. "14 BAFICI Itinerante", Reconquista,  Santa Fe, Argentina, Sep 2012. "Teatro Auditorio, Sala Astor Piazzolla", Mar del Plata, Argentina, Sep 2012. “14 Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente – BAFICI”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 2012.

 

Pastora de Nubes (Shepherdess of Clouds)
12.2009 – 34’ 03”

"Moscow Festival of Visual Anthropology Mediating Camera", Moscow, Aug 2013. "Retrospectiva Rubén Guzmán: el mundo apropiado", Kino Palais, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 2012. "Cuba Hoy, Terres de rencontres", Tournefeuille, France, Feb 2012. “V Moscow International Festival and Scholarly Conference of Visual Anthropology «Mediating Camera»”, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, Sep 2010. “Festival Internacional Cine de Montaña” (International Mountain Film Festival), Ushuaia, Argentina, Aug 2010. “XXIV Pärnu International Film Festival”, Pärnu, Estonia, Jul 2010. “Worldfilm 2009 - Tartu Festival of Visual Culture”, Tartu, Estonia, Mar 2010.

 

Oxido (Rust)
7.2008 – 47’ 50”

“Panorama Rubén Guzmán” (Retrospective), 23 Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata (23rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival), Mar del Plata, Argentina, Nov 2008.

 

El Guardián (The Guardian)
5’ – 1.2008

"PLAY-Semana del VideoArte", Corrientes, Argentina, Jul-Aug 2015. MACBA (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sep 2014. “La Fabrica”, Barcelona, Spain, Nov 2009. “Ventana al Sur: An Evening of Argentine Experimental Films”, Millennium Film Workshop, New York, U.S.A., UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/ PFA), Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Apr 2009. “Ventana al Sur: An Evening of Argentine Experimental Films“, Anthology Film Archives, Feb 2009. “Panorama Rubén Guzmán” (Retrospective), 23 Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata (23rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival), Mar del Plata, Argentina, Nov 2008. Ruben Guzman Retrospective, “Actual 08”, Logroño, Spain, Jan 2008.

 

Earth, the Power of the Planet
(Atmosphere, Season 1, Episode 2) 11. 2007
Archival footage D.P.
Director: Annabel Gillings.

A British Broadcasting Corporation production, released on air and cable TV and DVD sales worldwide.

 

STOCK (El Último Día de C.)
3.2007 - 5’ 27”

"Muestra de video, Museo de Imagen y Sonido", San Pablo, Brasil, Aug 2016. "Retrospectiva Rubén Guzmán: el mundo apropiado", Kino Palais, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 2012. “Ventana al Sur: An Evening of Argentine Experimental Films”, Millennium Film Workshop, New York, U.S.A., Nov 2009, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/ PFA), Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Apr 2009, Anthology Film Archives, Feb 2009. “Panorama Rubén Guzmán” (Retrospective), 23 Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata (23rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival), Mar del Plata, Argentina, Nov 2008. “Acanada08”, La Xina A.R.T., Barcelona, Spain, May 2008. “Travelling 19e, Festival de Cinéma de Rennes Métropole”, Rennes, France, Feb 2008. “20th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Nov-Dec 2007. Ruben Guzman Retrospective,FICIFF - 3rd Edition, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente”, La Plata, Argentina, Sep-Oct 2007. “Video D.U.M.B.O., Arts Under the Bridge festival”, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA, Sep 2007.

Makina
1.2007 - 10’ 22”

ad hoc version of F.I.R.T. 119. Live performance by the Embajada Musical Andina (EMA), featuring musicians and local instruments from remote regions of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile at Musica Esperanza, Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina, Jan 2007.

 

City of Blind Alchemists
X.2006 - 12’ 24”

2005 Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts,  Canada.

"Retrospectiva Rubén Guzmán: el mundo apropiado", Kino Palais, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 2012. “Panorama Rubén Guzmán” (Retrospective), 23 Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata (23rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival), Mar del Plata, Argentina, Nov 2008. “9th aluCine Toronto Latin Film Festival”, Toronto, Canada, Nov 2008. “21st Images Festival”, Toronto, Canada, Apr 2008. “24th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival”, Kassel, Germany, Nov 07. Ruben Guzman Retrospective,FICIFF - 3rd Edition, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente”, La Plata, Argentina, Sep-Oct 2007. IMPAKT Festival 2007, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Mar-Apr 2007.

 

Rebelión en la Pulpería
Tributo a Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669 ) en tiempos de estrabismo pandémico
(Rebellion at the Local Store – A Tribute to Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) in Times of Pandemic Stereo Blindness)
III.2006 – loop 2’ 54” (videoinstallation)

Commissioned work for the exhibition “Rembrandt Examinado” by the National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 2006.

“Panorama Rubén Guzmán” (Retrospective), 23 Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata (23rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival), Mar del Plata, Argentina, Nov 2008. Ruben Guzman Retrospective,FICIFF - 3rd Edition, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente”, La Plata, Argentina, Sep-Oct 2007. “16th International Electronic Art Festival - SESC VIDEOBRASIL, Sep-Oct 2007. “Resplandores”, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug-Sep 2007. “Video D.U.M.B.O. Festival”, Brooklyn, New York, USA, Oct 2006. IMPAKT Festival 2006, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Aug 2006. Museo de Bellas Artes Dr. Juan Vidal, Corrientes, Argentina, Jul-Aug 2006.

 

Arise!  (Arriba!)
VI.2005 - 2’ 05”

"Retrospectiva Rubén Guzmán: el mundo apropiado", Kino Palais, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 2012. “22es Instants Vidéo”, MJC de Martigues, France, Nov 2009. "Les espèces" (Species), Festival des Cinemas Differents de Paris, Paris, France, Dec 2008. “Panorama Rubén Guzmán” (Retrospective), 23 Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata (23rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival), Mar del Plata, Argentina, Nov 2008. “Instants Video Numèriques et Poètiques”, Paris and Marseille, France; Venezuela, Belgium, Germany and Palestine, Nov 2007. Ruben Guzman Retrospective,FICIFF - 3rd Edition, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente”, La Plata, Argentina, Sep-Oct 2007. “Ciclo de Realizadores Independientes”, El Dorrego, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug-Sep 2006. “coma érotique”, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A., Aug 2006. “Festival der Nationen 2006”, Ebensee, Austria, Jun 2006. “Videoex 2006”, Zürich, Switzerland, May 2006. “22nd International Short Film Festival Hamburg”, Hamburg, Germany, May-Jun 2006. “The Black&White Audiovisual Festival”, Porto, Portugal, Mar-Apr 2006. “28th International Short Film Festival”, Clermont Ferrand, France, Jan-Feb 2006. “Video D.U.M.B.O. Festival”, Brooklyn, New York, USA, Oct 2005. “Videoarte Argentino”, Centro Cultural de España, Lima,  Peru, Aug 2005. “1er. Festival Video Macadamia 2005”,Alianza Francesa de  Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires  (Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires - MAMBA), Centro  Cultural Rector R.Rojas - UBA, Museo de Arte  Contemporáneo de Rosario (Museum of Contemporary Art  of Rosario - MACRO) and Alianza Francesa de Rosario,  Argentina, Jun-Jul 2005.

 

Amidst the Stones Hypnotized by  the Moon  (Entre las Piedras Hipnotizadas por la Luna)
V.2005 - 56’ 46”

“Ciclo de Cine de Derechos Humanos”, Canal 23 (TV Argentina), Feb 2012. “Panorama Rubén Guzmán” (Retrospective), 23 Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata (23rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival), Mar del Plata, Argentina, Nov 2008. “V Muestra de Documentales y Cine Social LA IMAGEN DEL SUR”, Córdoba, Spain, Sep-Oct 2007. “Ethnographic Film Festival of Montréal”, Laval University, Québec city, Canada, Feb 2007. “Festival de Films Ethnographiques de Montréal” (FFEM) 2007, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, Jan 2007. Federación Internacional Música Esperanza, Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina, Jan 2007. Asociación Tantanakuy, Casa del Tantanakuy, Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina, Jan 2007. “Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montreal” - 9th RIDM, Montréal, Canada, Nov 2006. “8vo Festival Internacional de Cine y Derechos Humanos”, Human Rights Film Network (www.hrfn.org), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 2006. “Estudio Uno”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 2006. “Ciclo de Cine Debate V”, Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, Jun 2006. “21 Mar del Plata International Film Festival”, Mar del Plata, Argentina, Mar 2006. “8th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Images of the 21st Century”, Athens, Greece, Mar 2006. “18èmes Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine De Toulouse”, Toulouse, France, Mar 2006. “IV Encuentro Hispanoamericano de Video Documental Independiente: Contra el Silencio Todas las Voces”, Mexico DF, Mexico, Mar 2006. Artist talk and screening, Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada, Jan 2006. Artist talk and screening, The College of Staten Island, City University of New York, NY, USA, Dec 2005. “XV Muestra Nacional de Cine y Video Documental Antropológico y Social”, Instituto Nacional de Antropología (National Institute of Anthropology), Buenos Aires and Mendoza, Argentina, Oct 2005. Public screening in the Santa Catalina community in the Province of Jujuy, Argentina, Aug 2005.

 

Three Sad Shorts: Sombra Dolorosa; Sissy Boy Slap Party; A Day At The Orphanage
III.2004 - c. 10’
Super-8 Cinematography and Creative Consultant
Director: Guy Maddin

Film Forum, New York, USA, Aug 2004. Bravo! Channel, Canada, Apr 2004.

 

The Red Villa
IX.2003 - 15’
Director of Photography/ Camera
Director: Michael Mills

Canada Council Grant, Canada, 1998.
B.C. Arts Council Grant, Canada, 1999.

“AKTIVFILM: works by Ruben Guzman & Michael Mills”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA, Mar 2004. 19th Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Mar del Plata, Argentina, Mar 2004. Images du Nouveau Monde Festival, Quebec City, Quebec,  Canada, Mar to Apr 2004. Festival International Nouveaux Cinéma Nouveaux Medias Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Oct 2003.

 

The Saddest Music in the World
VIII.2003 - 99’
Super-8 Cinematography
Creative Consultant
Director: Guy Maddin

Tribeca Film Festival, New York, USA, May 2004. 6. Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente BAFICI, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 2004. Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, USA, Jan 2004. Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, BC,  Canada, Sep-Oct 2003. Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada, Sep 2003. 60th Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Aug 2003.

 

The Sexes
VII.2003
Director of Photography/ Camera
Director: Monica Sharf
(music video)

 

Cowards bend the Knee
I.2003 - 64’
Associate Director
Associate Director of Photography
Director: Guy Maddin

Film Forum, New York, USA, Aug 2004. Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Oct 2003. Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY, USA, May 2003. The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada, Mar 2003. 32nd International Film Festival Rotterdam, Holland, Jan-Feb 2003.

 

dibujar un elefante en base al recuerdo de los mirlos (to draw an elephant based on the memory of blackbirds)
Based on Liliana Heer’s homonymous short story
VIII.2002 - 12’

Espacio Esmeralda Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 2002. “21 Jornada Feminista de Mujeres” (21 Feminist Symposium), Asociación de Trabajo y Estudio de la Mujer (ATEM) (Women Work and Study Association, ATEM), Nov 2002. “Marginilidad y Creación” (Marginality and Creation), Museo  de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Latin American Art Museum Buenos Aires) (MalBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 2002.

 

F.I.R.T. 119
Composition /Performance by Adriana de los Santos
Sound Process by Mariano Losi
VI.2002 - 10’ 24”

"1st Experimental Film Evening", Tartu, Estonia, Jan 2016. "Retrospectiva Rubén Guzmán: el mundo apropiado", Kino Palais, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 2012. “Panorama Rubén Guzmán” (Retrospective), 23 Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata (23rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival), Mar del Plata, Argentina, Nov 2008. Ruben Guzman Retrospective,FICIFF - 3rd Edition, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente”, La Plata, Argentina, Sep-Oct 2007. “Muestra de Videoarte de Rubén Guzmán”, Casa de la Cultura, Salta, Argentina, Jun 2005. “Némo Film Festival”, Arcadi, Action régionale pour la création artistique et la diffusion en Ile-de-France, Paris, France, Apr 2005. “Festival des Cinémas Différents”, Collectif Jeune Cinéma, Paris, France, Dec 2004. “Argentoscopio 5th Edition: Ruben Guzman Retrospective”,  Centre Civic Pati Llimona, Barcelona, Spain, Nov 2004. Festival Latinoamericano de la Clase Obrera, Centro Nacional de la Música, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 2004. “17es Instants Vidéo Nomades”, Marseille and Paris, France, Sep 2004. “Videos de Ruben Guzman”, IMPA Microcine Fabril, Buenos  Aires, Argentina, Jun 2004. “Starting from Scratch”, Cinéma de Balie, Amsterdam, May  2004. “17th Images Festival”, Toronto, Canada, Apr 2004. “AKTIVFILM: works by Ruben Guzman & Michael Mills”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA, Mar 2004. “Concert IV”, Contemporary Music Concerts, Teatro San  Martín, Secretaría de Cultura (San Martín Theater, Secretary of Culture), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 2002. “Fuegos de Salón”, Centro Nacional de la Música, Dirección Nacional de Artes, Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación  (National Music Centre, National Arts Office, Secretary of  Culture), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 2002. “Observatorio”, Trosman Churba Art Space, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 2002.

 

La Pietra che Canta
Composition: Serge Provost
Performance: Trio Fibonacci
XI.2001 - 22’ 12”

“Retrospectiva Ruben Guzman”,FICIFF - 3rd Edition, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, La Plata, Argentina, Sep-Oct 2007. “La Música de las Imágenes”, Estudio 1, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 2006. “Muestra de Videoarte de Rubén Guzmán”, Casa de la Cultura, Salta, Argentina, Jun 2005. “Argentoscopio 5th Edition: Ruben Guzman Retrospective”, Centre Civic Pati Llimona, Barcelona, Spain, Nov 2004. “Videos de Ruben Guzman”, IMPA Microcine Fabril, Buenos  Aires, Argentina, Jun 2004. “AKTIVFILM: works by Ruben Guzman & Michael Mills”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA, Mar 2004. Concert at the McCord Museum and Théâtre Bombardier, Montréal, Canada, Sep 2002. “Guzmán Inédito, una retrospectiva”, Espacio Esmeralda Art  Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 2002. Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, U.S.A., Feb 2002. National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec  2001. Centro Cultural Parque de España, Rosario, Argentina, Dec  2001.

 

Trans-humantes
Web (documentary) project and installation
Director of Photography/ Camera
Director: Cecilia Vazquez
Production:C.I.C.V. (France)
Since IV.2001

www. trans-humantes.com
www. trans-humantes.net
L’Allan – Scéne Nationale de Montbéliard, Hotel de Sponeck, Montbéliard, France, Sep 2003.

 

Lugares de Silencio (Places of Silence)
Videoinstallation
VII.2000 - 4’ 47” (in a loop)

Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 2000.

 

La Cabeza Olvidada (The Forgotten Head)
XI.1999 - 19’ 40”

“XI Muestra Nacional de Cine y Video Documental Antropológico y Social”, Instituto Nacional de Antropología (National Institute of Anthropology), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 2001. TVQuality, Cable Television, Argentina,  Jun 2000. “II Festival Regional, Cine-Video-Sociedad”, Imágenes que Traspasan Fronteras, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, Apr 2000.

 

Interview: Ellen Auerbach
XI.1999 - 10’ 47”

 

Good Advice
X.1999 - 9’ 25”

National Grant, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Argentina,  Nov 1998.

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria

“Muestra de Videoarte de Rubén Guzmán”, Casa de la Cultura, Salta, Argentina, Jun 2005. “Argentoscopio 5th Edition: Ruben Guzman Retrospective”, Centre Civic Pati Llimona, Barcelona, Spain, Nov 2004. “Starting from Scratch”, Cinéma de Balie, Amsterdam, May  2004. “AKTIVFILM: works by Ruben Guzman & Michael Mills”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA, Mar 2004. “El Final del Eclipse”, Media Arts (touring) Exhibition curated by José Jiménez, Fundación Telefónica. Participating cities in Spain: Madrid, Granada, Badajoz, Salamanca, Canarias and others, from October 2001 to 2002, then touring extensively throughout Europe, North and South America. The  tour includes: MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico, Sep-Oct 2003;  Museo de Arte Moderno de México (Museum of Modern Art,  Mexico), Mexico, Dec 2002-Mar 2003; Pinacoteca del  Estado, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Nov 2004; Museo de Arte and Salas de la Fundación Telefónica, Lima, Peru, Jul-Oct 2004;  Salas de la Fundación Telefónica, Santiago de Chile, Chile,  Mar-Jun 2004 and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts), Buenos  Aires, Argentina, Nov 2003Jan 2004. “Guzmán Inédito, una Retrospectiva”, Espacio Esmeralda Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 2002. “Videos from the Southern Front: Recent Works from  Argentina”, Ocularis @ Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.,  Dec 2001. “Videos from the Southern Front: Video in Argentina”, VTape, Toronto, Canada, Dec 2001. “FIDAF, Festival International Alliance Francaise, Buenos  Aires, Argentina, Nov 2001. “Microwave International Media Art Festival 2001 -  Transcode”, Hong Kong, China, Sep 2001. “Retrospectiva de Ruben Guzman”, Museo de Arte  Moderno (Museum of Modern Art), Mendoza, Argentina, May 2001. “Videobardo”, Cine Experimental de Michael Mills y Rubén  Guzmán, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2001. “Encuentro con Ruben Guzman”, Centro de Teoría de la Imagen, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 2000. “40 a 40, Década del 90”, Shorts from Brasil and Argentina,  Fundación Centro de Estudos Brasileiros, Centro Cultural  Ricardo Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brasil, Nov 2000. Centro Cultural R. R. Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct  2000. “Festival del Convento de San Agustín”, Barcelona, Spain,  Jun 2000. “5th Malaysian Video Awards Festival 2000”, National Art  Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May-June 2000. “Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Montreal, Errancia”  (Iberoamerican Film Festival of Montréal), Montreal, Canada, May 2000. “IMPAKT Festival for Audio-Visual Arts”, 11th edition, Utrecht, The Netherlands, May 2000.  “VIDEOEXperimental 2000”, Video and Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland, Apr 2000. “Vidéoformes 2000”, International Video & Multimedia Art  Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Mar 2000. “Electronic Village”, Clérmont-Férrand, France, Mar 2000. “The Trinity”, Desire, Memory, Sin, Film/video installation by  Jim Browne, Ocularis, Galapagos Art & Performance Space,  Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A., Feb 2000. “An Evening of Pan-American Film: Cinema Trains  Civilization”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, U.S.A., Feb 2000. “Experimental Film in Argentina”, Cinema Studies  Department, New York University, New York, U.S.A., Feb  2000. “Media City 6”, International Festival of Experimental Film  and Video Art, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Feb 2000. “Experimental Film in Argentina”, Film and Video Graduate  Studies Department, York University, Toronto, Canada, Feb 2000. “The Independents”, Experimental Film and Video in  Argentina, Cinematheque Ontario, Toronto, Canada, Feb  2000. “A Panorama of Recent Argentine Videos”, Foundation  Studies, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada, Jan 2000. “Merivideonal”, Trinity Square Video and V-Tape, Toronto,  Canada, Jan 2000.

 

Ritual
IX.1999 - 3’ 30”

“VIDEOEXperimental 2000”, Video and Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland, Apr 2000.

 

It is Suicide to be Abroad
II.1999 - 6’

“La Imagen Opcional”, Centro de Teoría de la Imagen, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 1999. “Trains on Film”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, U.S.A., Feb 1999. “Independent Screening”, V-Tape, Toronto, Canada, Feb 1999.

 

Poetics of Simulation
VIII.1998 - 5’

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria

1er. Festival Video Macadamia 2005,Alianza Francesa de Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires  (Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires - MAMBA), Centro  Cultural Rector R.Rojas - UBA, Museo de Arte  Contemporáneo de Rosario (Museum of Contemporary Art  of Rosario - MACRO) and Alianza Francesa de Rosario,  Argentina, Jun-Jul 2005. “Guzmán Inédito, una retrospectiva”, Espacio Esmeralda Art  Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 2002. “Subversive Cinema: Le Cinéma Expérimental Argentin”, Scratch, Paris, France, Oct 2001. “Retrospectiva de Ruben Guzman”, Museo de Arte  Moderno (Museum of Modern Art), Mendoza, Argentina, May 2001. “Videobardo”, Cine Experimental de Michael Mills y Rubén Guzmán, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2001. “Encuentro con Ruben Guzman”, Centro de Teoría de la Imagen, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 2000. Centro Cultural R. R. Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct  2000. “La Sudestada II”, Instituto Cervantes, Paris, France, Jun  2000. “Malaysian Video Awards”, National Art Gallery, Malaysia, May 2000. “VIDEOEXperimental 2000”, Video and Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland, Apr 2000. “Macau Art Festival”, Macau, Mar 2000. “An Evening of Pan-American Film: Cinema Trains Civilization”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, Feb 2000. “Experimental Film in Argentina”, Cinema Studies  Department, New York University, New York, U.S.A., Feb  2000.  “Experimental Film in Argentina”, Film and Video Graduate  Studies Department, York University, Toronto, Canada, Feb  2000. “The Independents”, Experimental Film and Video in  Argentina, Cinematheque Ontario, Toronto, Canada, Feb  2000. “Microwave Festival / Videobrasil”, Hong Kong, China, Jan’Feb 2000. “A Panorama of Recent Argentine Videos”, Foundation  Studies, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada, Jan 2000. “Merivideonal”, Trinity Square Video and V-Tape, Toronto,  Canada, Jan 2000. “16. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm - und Videofest”, Kassel, Germany, Nov 1999. “VIPER - International Festival for Film and Video and New  Media”, Lucerne, Switzerland, Oct 1999. “Eiga Arts”, Saga-ken, Japan, Aug 1999. “Videocita”, Goethe Institut, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 1999. “La Imagen Opcional”, Centro de Teoría de la Imagen,  Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 1999. “14 Vidéoformes”, International Video & Multimedia Art  Festival, Clérmont-Férrand, France, Mar 1999. “Le Village Eléctronique”, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Mar  1999. “Trains on Film”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, U.S.A., Feb 1999. “Independent Screening”, V-Tape, Toronto, Canada, Feb  1999. “Videomanía”, VCC Cable Channel, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 1998. Buenos Aires Video X - Premio ICI de Video”, Buenos Aires,  Argentina, Sep 1998.

 

Les Funambules
VI. V.1996 - 2’ 11’

Jury’s Honour Mention, ICI Centro Cultural Español, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria

1er. Festival Video Macadamia 2005, Alianza Francesa de Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires  (Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires - MAMBA), Centro Cultural Rector R.Rojas - UBA, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario (Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario - MACRO) and Alianza Francesa de Rosario, Argentina, Jun-Jul 2005. “Sensorial Echoes, Argentinean Video Art 1989-1996”, Cinema Tropical, New York, U.S.A., Dec 2001. “Subversive Cinema: Le Cinéma Expérimental Argentin”, Scratch, Paris, France, Oct 2001. “Retrospectiva de Ruben Guzman”, Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art), Mendoza, Argentina, May 2001. “Videobardo”, Cine Experimental de Michael Mills y Rubén  Guzmán, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2001. “Trains on Film”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, U.S.A., Feb 1999. “Buenos Aires No Duerme”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul  1998. “Videomanía”, VCC Cable Channel, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 1998. “25. Festival der Nationen”, Linz, Austria, Jun 1997. “12th Vidéoformes”, Clérmond-Férrand, France, Apr 1997. “II Festival Internacional de Video y Artes Electrónicas”,  Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 1996. “Buenos Aires Video VIII - Premio ICI de Video”, Buenos  Aires, Argentina, Sep 1996.

 

Paul Hindemith: 100th anniversary
III.1995 - 7’

“Paul Hindemith: 100th anniversary”, Goethe Institut, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 1995.

 

1.6 / 0.5
I.1995 - 3’ 35”

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria

“Retrospectiva de Ruben Guzman”, Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art), Mendoza, Argentina, May 2001. “Muestra de Videocreación Argentino ’90 / ’95”, Universidad de Palermo (UP), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sep 1996.  “Retrospectiva de Rubén Guzmán”, Centro de Teoría de la  Imagen, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 1995. “Okomedia – 12. International Ecological Film Festival”,  Freiburg, Germany, Nov 1995. “IV. Festival Franco–Latinoamericano de Videoarte”,  Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sao Paulo, Brasil, Santiago, Chile and Bogotá, Colombia, Oct 1995. “ForumBHZvideo 95”, Belo Horizonte, Brasil, Oct 1995. “ZOO Video”, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 1995. “Aurora Australis”, Goethe Institut, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 1995. “23. Festival der Nationen”, Linz, Austria, Jul 1995. “10. Vidéoformes”, Clermond–Ferrand, France, May 1995. “Mediawave’95”, Gyor, Hungary, Apr 1995.

 

Café / Barolo
IV.1994 - 3’

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria
 
“Available Light 2”, Sponsored by the Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon, Canada, Sep 1994. “22. Festival der Nationen”, Linz, Austria, Jun 1993.

 

97
V.1994 - 9’

Shaw Cable Television, Vernon, Canada, May-Dec 1994.

 

Maten al Asno Muerto / Kill the Dead Donkey / Bring den Toten Esel um / Tuez l’Ane Mort
III.1993 - 4’ 42”

Bronze Bear Award, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria

“Retrospectiva de Ruben Guzman”, Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art), Mendoza, Argentina, May 2001. “Videobardo”, Cine Experimental de Michael Mills y Rubén  Guzmán, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2001. “Veinte Años de Video Arte Argentino”,  Centro Cultural  Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan 2000. “Muestra de Videocreación Argentino ’90 / ’95”, (UP),  Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sep 1996. “Videoarte Argentino”, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts), Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 1996. “Retrospectiva de Rubén Guzmán”, Centro de Teoría de la Imagen, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 1995. “Buenos Aires Video VII”, Instituto de Cooperación  Iberoamericana, (ICI), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 1995. “ForumBHZvideo 95”, Belo Horizonte, Brasil, Oct 1995. “Aurora Australis”, Goethe Institut, Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Jul 1995. “10. Fringe Film+Video Festival”, Edinburgh, Scotland, Feb 1995. “Roshd International Educational Film Festival”, Tehran, Iran, Sep 1994. “Available Light 2”, Sponsored by the Vernon Art Gallery,  Vernon, Canada, Sep 1994. “Available Light 1”, Sponsored by the Shuswap District  Arts  Council and the Okanagan University College, Salmon Arm,  Canada, Sep 1994. “Mediawave ‘94”, Gyor, Hungary, Apr 1994. “Centro Experimental de Video Casal de Catalunya” (CEV), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 1993. “Trascendiendo Fronteras”, Centro de Arte y Comunicación, (CAYC), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 1993. “21. Festival der Nationen”, Linz, Austria,  Jun 1993. “Pacific Cinémathéque” (PC) and “Emily Carr College of  Art and Design” (ECCAD), Vancouver, Canada, May 1993.

 

Lutoslawski/Altena/Barbieri
1993 - 7’ - 16 mm., S-8 mm, Hi-8
Technical Assistant
Director: Michael Mills

“AKTIVFILM: works by Ruben Guzman & Michael Mills”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA, Mar 2004.

 

Transcendere
XI.1992 - 13’

National Film Board of Canada PAFPS
(Program to  Assist Filmmakers in the Private Sector)
Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria
B.C. Cultural Fund Scholarship
ECCAD Scholarship

“Retrospectiva de Ruben Guzman”, Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art), Mendoza, Argentina, May 2001. “Videobardo”, Cine Experimental de Michael Mills y Rubén Guzmán, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2001. “Presencias de la Imagen”, Centro Cultural Rector R. Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 1996. “Retrospectiva de Rubén Guzmán”, Centro de Teoría de la Imagen, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 1995. “Aurora Australis”, Goethe Institut, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 1995. “Available Light 2”, Sponsored by the Vernon Art Gallery,  Vernon, Canada, Sep 1994. “Available Light 1”, Sponsored by the Shuswap District Arts Council and the Okanagan University College, Salmon Arm, Canada, Sep 1994. “Casa de las Ciencias”, La Coruña, Spain, Nov 1993. “CEV”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 1993. “Trascendiendo Fronteras”, CAYC, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 1993. “PC” and “ECCAD”, Vancouver, Canada, May 1993. “Mediawave ‘93”, Gyor, Hungary, Apr 1993. “21. Festival der Nationen”, Linz, Austria, Jun 1993.

 

Dennis Burton: 35-Year Retrospective of Abstract Paintings (1957-1992)
X.1992 - 8’

“ECCAD”, Vancouver, Canada, Oct 1993.

 

ELTITLE
1992 - 12’ - 16 mm.
Director of Photography
Director: Michael Mills

 

9 o’clock Cannon
XI.1991 - 12’

“Video Rampage”, Video In, Vancouver, Canada, Jun 1992. “ECCAD”, Vancouver, Canada, Dec 91.

 

Spiele des Geistes (Games of the Mind)
II.1991 - 7’

ECCAD Scholarship
 
“Retrospectiva de Ruben Guzman”, Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art), Mendoza, Argentina, May 2001. “Videobardo”, Cine Experimental de Michael Mills y Rubén  Guzmán, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2001. “Retrospectiva de Rubén Guzmán”, Centro de Teoría de la Imagen, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 1995. “Aurora Australis”, Goethe Institut, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 1995. “Available Light 2”, Sponsored by the Vernon Art Gallery,  Vernon, Canada, Sep 1994. “CEV”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 1993. “Trascendiendo Fronteras”, CAYC, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 1993. “Academy of Plastic Arts”, Warsaw, Poland, Oct 1992. “Academy of Fine Arts”, Krakow, Poland, Oct 1992. “Mediawave ‘92”, Gyor, Hungary, May 1992. “The Young & Restless”, Vancouver, Canada, Apr 1992. B.C. Student Film & Video Festival, Vancouver, Canada, May 1991. “ECCAD”, Vancouver, Canada, Apr1991.

 

The Fruit Film
1991 - 4’ - S-8 mm.
Director of Photography
Director: Michael Mills

 

Rocky
XI.1990 - 16’

ECCAD Scholarship

“Trascendiendo Fronteras”, CAYC, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 1993. “Production Parade”, Rogers Cable TV, Vancouver, Canada, Feb 1991. “ECCAD”, Vancouver, Canada, Dec 1990.

 

Available Light
X.1990 - 2’

“Retrospectiva de Ruben Guzman”, Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art), Mendoza, Argentina, May 2001. “Videobardo”, Cine Experimental de Michael Mills y Rubén  Guzmán, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2001. “Retrospectiva de Rubén Guzmán”, Centro de Teoría de la Imagen, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 1995. “Available Light 2”, Sponsored by the Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon, Canada, Sep 1994. “CEV”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 1993. “Trascendiendo Fronteras”, CAYC, Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Aug 1993. “Academy of Plastic Arts”, Warsaw, Poland, Oct 1992. “Academy of Fine Arts”, Krakow, Poland, Oct 1992.

 

Handtools
X.1990 - 2’

“ECCAD”, Vancouver, Canada, Dec 1990.

 

Ingrid Times Two
III.1990 - 7’

B.C. Cultural Fund Scholarship

“Trascendiendo Fronteras”, CAYC, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 1993. “International Film & Video Art Festival”, Gyor, Hungary, May 1991. “Video Rampage ‘91”, Video In, Vancouver, Canada, Mar 1991. “ECCAD”, Vancouver, Canada, Apr 1990.

 

 

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