Ruben Guzman

Independent media artist, curator and photographer.

His audiovisual production, which has won numerous international awards, has been showcased at major festivals and solo and group exhibitions, with highlights including a retrospective at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival and exhibitions at Clermont-Ferrand, BAFICI, IDFA, Oberhausen, Anthology Film Archives, Videoex, Thessaloniki, CCCB, and Cinematheque Ontario, among others.

AWARDS

2020

Premio de la Competencia Patagónica Video Minuto, Festival Audiovisual Bariloche, Argentina.

2020

Mención Especial del Jurado, Festival de Cine Patagonia Aysén, Coyhaique, Chile.

2019

Premio Asilo Bianco, Festival Corto e Fieno, Ameno, Italy.

Premio CineAr/ INCAA, Festival Audiovisual Bariloche, Argentina.

Jury's Special Mention, 17th International Festival Signs of the Night, Bangkok, Thailand.

Special Mention, 65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany.

Black Maria Jury’s Choice Award, New Jersey, U.S.A.

2018

Mención del Jurado, FIVA 8, Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina (for "Kosmos II, the Uncertainty")

Mención Especial del Jurado, Festival de Cine Patagonia Aysén, Coyhaique, Chile. (amelina)

Premio Asilo Bianco, Festival Corto e Fieno, Ameno, Italy. (amelina)

Premio CineAr/ INCAA, Festival Audiovisual Bariloche, Argentina. (amelina)

Jury's Special Mention, 17th International Festival Signs of the Night, Bangkok, Thailand. (amelina)

Special Mention, 65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany. (amelina)

Black Maria Jury’s Choice Award, New Jersey, U.S.A. (amelina)

2016

ZAPPINO D'ORO - Premio Speciale della Giuria dedicated to Maria Adriana Prolo (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

Tales from Cerro Mesa
(Fábulas de Cerro Mesa )

4.2023

Three railway sagas from the end of the world

(watch the trailer)

Exhibits

11º EDICIÓN de FIVA, CABA, Argentina, 12.2023.
14º Edición del Cine de la Lluvia, Villa La Angostura, Neuquén, Argentina, 5.2024.

El refugio de Narcisa Heuser
(trailer)

1.2023 - 17'

(watch the trailer)

Exhibits

"Alta Frecuencia/ Ciclos cortos de cine UV”,
Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina, 11.2023.


The Noise of Time
(El ruido del tiempo)

11.2021

The ghost of a Swedish archaeologist returns to the place of his field studies high upon the Andean plateau. There he will encounter another wandering soul.

(watch the trailer)

Exhibits

"Kunstners hus" (The Artists' house), Oslo, Norway. 24.4.2024. Espacio INCAA Cine Arte Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina. 12.2023. Cineclub Alta Gracia, Córdoba, Argentina. 12.2023. Espacio INCAA S.C. de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina, 11.2023. Sala Gaumont, Espacio INCAA Km 1, C.A.B.A., Argentina, 10.2023. Centro Cultural Cotesma, Espacio INCAA San Martín de los Andes, Neuquén, Argentina. 10.2023. Cinear Play, plataforma TV, Argentina. 10.2023. “Las voces del tiempo, Retrospectiva de la obra de Rubén Guzmán”, Casa del Bicentenario, CABA, Argentina, 5.2023. "31st International Festival of Ethnological Films" (IFEF), Belgrade, Serbia, 10.2022. "Festival Audiovisual Bariloche 2022", S.C. de Bariloche, Argentina, 9.2022. "8ª edición del Festival Internacional de Cine de las Alturas", Jujuy, Argentina, 9.2022.

La Boîte de Pandore
(La caja de Pandora)

4.2019
(videoinstallation)

Scholarship from Conseil des arts et des lettres de Quebec , Canada and Ministerio de Educación, Cultura, Ciencia y Tecnología de Presidencia de la Nación Argentina, Argentina.

Pandora has a box that contains all the evils of humanity, as well as hope.

Exhibits

"Alta Frecuencia/ Ciclos cortos de cine UV”, Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina, 11.2023. “Las voces del tiempo, Retrospectiva de la obra de Rubén Guzmán”, Casa del Bicentenario, CABA, Argentina, 5.2023. La Bande Vidéo. Centre de création et de diffusion en arts médiatiques, Québec, Canada, 4.2019.

amelina

11.2018

Mención Especial del Jurado, Festival de Cine Patagonia Aysén, Coyhaique, Chile.

Premio Asilo Bianco, Festival Corto e Fieno, Ameno, Italy. P

Premio CineAr/ INCAA, Festival Audiovisual Bariloche, Argentina.

Jury's Special Mention, 17th International Festival Signs of the Night, Bangkok, Thailand.

Special Mention, 65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany.

Black Maria Jury’s Choice Award, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Amelina "Coca" San Martín grew up in a remote Patagonian location inside the volcanic caldera of an extinct supervolcano, rich in archaeological and paleontological remains. Her humble life passes by amidst her world-famous archaeological collection, her cats, her fish and her beloved "choikes" (rheas).

Exhibits

“Las voces del tiempo, Retrospectiva de la obra de Rubén Guzmán”, Casa del Bicentenario, CABA, Argentina, 5.2023. "8° Semana ADN", Preestrenos de Películas Documentales, Argentina, 8.2021. "Festival de Cine Patagonia Aysén", Coyhaique, Chile. "Corto e Fieno, Festival del Cinema Rurale / Rural Film Festival", Ameno, Italy, 10.2019. "17º Internationale Festival Signs of the Night", Paris, France, 10.2019. "Festival Audiovisual Bariloche, FAB", Bariloche, Argentina, 9.2019. "30º Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de São Paulo", Sao Paulo, Brasil, 8-9.2019. "17th International Festival Signs of the Night", Bangkok, Thailand, 6.2019. "65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen", Oberhausen, Germany, 5.2019. "Black Maria Film Festival", New Jersey, U.S.A., 02.2019-12.2019. "33rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival", Mar del Plata, Argentina, 11.2018.

Lucy and the Gramophone
(Lucy y el gramófono)

04.2018

Far away from the world, E. decides to sculpt on a rock the face of his friend Albert Hofmann, father of LSD.

Exhibits

BAFICI International Independent Film Festival Buenos Aires 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 04.2018. BioBio Cine 2018, Concepción, Chile, 04.2018.

Kosmos II, the uncertainty
(Kosmos II, la incertidumbre)

1.2018 - 9' 25"
(co-directed with Robert Cahen and Narcisa Hirsch)

Mención del Jurado, FIVA 8, Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 12.2018

Twins still in their amniotic fluid announce our human condition, our compulsion to walk, move forward, run.

Exhibits

“Ibrida, festival delle arti intermediali”, Forli, Italia, 9.2023. “Narcisa Hirsch, la intensidad de un mundo”, CCK, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 9.2023. “18° Festival internacional Signos da Noite”, Lisbon, Portugal, 1.2021. “21th Vaulx en Velin Short Film Festival”, Vaulx en Velin, France, 1.2021. “18th International Festival Signs of the Night,” Paris, France, 10.2020. “18. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht”, Berlin, Germany, 9.2020. “Strangelove Time Based Media Festival”, Web on-line (COVID19), 6.2020. "23rd Rencontres Internationales Traverse", Toulouse, France, 3.2020. "Festival Instants Video 2019, Marseille, France, 11.2019. "37ème compétition Internationale de Courts Métrages de Films Expérimentaux du Festival Tous Courts", Aix-en-Provence, France, 11-12.2019. "21º Festival des Cinémas Différents", Paris, France, 10.2019. "Festival Côté Court", Paris, France, 6.2019. "Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival", Hawick, Scotland, 5.2019. "FIVA 8, Festival Internacional de Videoarte", Buenos Aires, Argentina, 12.2018. "33rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival", Mar del Plata, Argentina, 11.2018. "Ondavideo 2018", Pisa, Italy, 04.2018.

Images of Nowhere
(Imágenes de ningún lugar)

11.2016 - 22'

An essay film on Patagonian ambulant photographer Ernst Standhardt, Chinese spirit rocks and miniatures.
"'Images of Nowhere' is an audiovisual poem, a patiently constructed essay that wonders with its force, lucidity and beauty." Santiago Bardotti - Clarín

Exhibits

“Las voces del tiempo, Retrospectiva de la obra de Rubén Guzmán”, Casa del Bicentenario, CABA, Argentina, 5.2023. 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

Portrait of Roberto Yañez (1929-2014) in an abandoned Patagonian train station.

Exhibits

"Festival de la Semaine Hispanique de Clermont-Ferrand", Clermont-Ferrand, France, 11.2019. "Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine", Biarritz, France, 10.2019. "Du Court Toujours", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 9.2019. "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, 2.2016.

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.

Three Patagonian portraits.

Exhibits

"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.

Civilization. A Documentary on León Ferrari
(Civilización. Documental sobre León Ferrari)

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

4.2012 – 56’

Exhibits

Jornadas «Derecho y literatura». “Los límites de lo decible”, Universidad de Valladolid, España, 20.10.23. “León Ferrari. Recurrencias”, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 05.2023. 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.

Shepherdess of Clouds
(Pastora de Nubes)

12.2009 – 34’ 03”

A shepherdess and her clouds. Second part of a diptych on Andean pseudo-nomad shepherds.

Exhibits

"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.

Rust
(Óxido)

7.2008 – 47’ 50”

A workers' symphony.
A metaphorical homage to solidarity and comradeship as seen through the workers of an Argentinean coast guard rescue crane.

Exhibits

“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.

The Guardian
(El Guardián)

5’ – 1.2008

The Guardian of all the images and sounds in the world.

Exhibits

"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.

"Earth: The Power of the Planet" is a British documentary television series that premiered on BBC Two on 20 November 2007. The five-part series is presented by geologist Iain Stewart.

Exhibits

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

STOCK
(El Último Día de C.)

3.2007 - 5’ 27”

The last day of Capitalism, recorded in a remote rural school in the Puna region.

Exhibits

"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”

Live performance by Embajada Musical Andina (EMA)

The title means "train" in Quechua. Images recorded on Super 8 along the southmost train of the world.

Sound recordist: Michael Mills

Exhibits

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
(La ciudad de los alquimistas ciegos)

X.2006 - 12’ 24”

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

Essay-documentary that explores uranium mining in Canada, the long-term effects of radiation and two different interpretations of time.

Exhibits

"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.

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)

Exhibits

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”

Arise, the workers of all nations!
Arise, oppressed of the earth!...
Debout, les damnés de la terre
Debout, les forçats de la faim...
Arriba los pobres del mundo
En pie los esclavos sin pan...
(L'Internationale - 1871)
Las sociedades reflejan una dinámica de conformidad similar a la de un rebaño de ovejas, con obediencia y sumisión.

Music: Alban Berg

Exhibits

Collectif Jeune Cinéma, Paris, France, 11.2021. "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 - 1h 11' 55"

This video documents a day in the life of pastoral nomad shepherds of the Andean plateau, a lifestyle that is rapidly becoming extinct.
Shot in the Puna, near the Bolivian-Argentinian border.

Exhibits

“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 Trip tothe Orphanage

III.2004 - c. 10’

Super-8 Cinematography and Creative Consultant

Director: Guy Maddin

A Mexican wrestling tale à la Pedro Páramo, homoerotic sailors à la Kenneth Anger and a very sad woman singing melancholic music in the snow.

Exhibits

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

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

Detective Francis Hugo investigates the suicide of Horatio Marx in this poetic neo-noir full of time warping and intrigue.

Exhibits

“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

Amputee baroness Lady Port-Huntley (Isabella Rossellini) organizes a world competition offering $25,000 to the person who can compose the saddest music in the world.

Exhibits

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, etc.

Cowards bend the Knee

I.2003 - 64’

Associate Director
Associate Director of Photography

Director: Guy Maddin

A fusion of fiction and biography. There's no telling what will happen when the Winnipeg Maroons' own star player Guy becomes embroiled in the twisted lives of Meta, a vengeful Chinoise, and her hairdresser/ abortionist mother Liliom. Innocent Veronica, caught in the middle, is treated to both services! Meanwhile poor, dithering, cowardly Guy can only stand by and watch.

Exhibits

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, etc.

F.I.R.T. 119

VI.2002 - 10’ 24”

Super-8

Composition /Performance by Adriana de los Santos

Sound Process by Mariano Losi

Lyrically shot on high contrast super-8, F.I.R.T. 119 is an homage to the Earth’s southernmost railway, in Argentina. The stark photography and vivid prepared piano score capture the soot-filled intensity of the coal trains.

Exhibits

"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

XI.2001 - 22’ 12”

Composition: Serge Provost

Performance: Trio Fibonacci (Canada)

When Canadian composer Serge Provost first visited the Gloriosa Basilica of Santa Maria dei Frari in Italy, he was deeply moved by the sheer humbleness of Monteverdi's tombstone.

Exhibits

“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.

good advice
(Buenos consejos)

X.1999 - 9’ 25”

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

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria

"entities should not multiply more than necessary" (William of Ockham)

Musical, philosophical, poetic, sensual, humourous triptych. The body and its temptations. The "cocotte" and the alchemist lure the spectator: complicity at all levels. The tremor shudders. The flight instead of the fall.

Exhibits

“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.

Poetics of Simulation
(Poética de la simulación)

VIII.1998 - 5’

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria

Jean Baudrillard takes an experimental ride on the southmost train on earth

Music by GAS

Exhibits

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

Like tight-rope walkers, we wander along the shaky, unforeseeable rails of life.
Shot on Super 8 and using a home-made optical printer out of a shoe box.

Exhibits

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.

1.6 / 0.5

I.1995 - 3’ 35”

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria

Two human beings measuring and understanding Nature in two remote weather stations in British Columbia.
Likely all for naught.

Exhibits

“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.

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

500 years later, this experimental film focuses on America's colonizations: by the predominant naval forces in Europe (1492) and the "American" economical-political-cultural colonization (1950s on).
The imposition of power upon cultures and their subsequent subjugation: the collapse of the "unfit".

Exhibits

“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.

Transcendere

XI.1992 - 13’

National Film Board of Canada PAFPS

Special Mention, Festival der Nationen, Ebensee, Austria

B.C. Cultural Fund Scholarship

ECCAD Scholarship

“To me the external existence of my soul is proved from my idea of activity. If I work incessantly until my death, nature will give me another form of existence when the present can no longer sustain my spirit.” J.W. von Goethe

Exhibits

“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.

Spiele des Geistes
(Games of the Mind)

II.1991 - 7’

ECCAD Scholarship

Who sets the rules for the games of the mind?
The work represents an exploration of sexual-social self-repression and self-awareness.
From Wagner to Fritz Lang's "M" (1931), the stage is set for our mind games.

Exhibits

“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.

Rocky

XI.1990 - 16’

ECCAD Scholarship

Experimental documentary of Rocco ("Rocky") Gramuglia's barber shop.
Located at 2052 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, it constituted one of the last strongholds of an old ritual, now close to extinction.

(Rocco Gramuglia passed away in 1991, at the age of 73, a few months after the video was completed. The "Imperial" died along with him.)

Exhibits

“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’

An early structuralist film born out of a bottle of beer on the rooftop of the Europe Hotel in Vancouver.
Entirely edited in-camera, this 2-minute video is about light and visual perception, as it explores the medium of video itself.

Music by John Adams.

Exhibits

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

Ingrid Times Two

III.1990 - 7’

B.C. Cultural Fund Scholarship

Primum opus.
With shades of Man Ray, a story of an "amour fou" transfigures into the passionate struggle between Eros and Tanatos

Exhibits

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

Other productions include:

"Dark Again" (Anteunccuy)

5.2020

"12° Encuentro “Cine de la Lluvia”, Villa La Angostura, Argentina, 5.2022. "BioBio Cine 2021", Concepción, Chile, 7.2021. "18° Festival international Signos da Noite", Lisboa, Portugal, 12 2020. "19th Dhaka International Film Festival", Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1.2021. "18th International Festival Signs of the Night", Bangkok, Thailand, 7.2020. "18. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht", Berlin, Germany, 9.2020. "29th International Festival of Ethnological Films", Belgrade, Serbia, 10.2020.

"Cuadro" (Frame)

5.2020

(co-produced with Universidad Nacional de Río Negro (UNRN), Laboratorio Texto, Imagen & Sociedad (LabTIS), Laboratorio de Producción de Materialidad Escénica, Laboratorio Experimental de Medios Audiovisuales & Arketip Cía. Transdisciplinar.

Performer: Fedra Roberto

Voice: Sonia Esquivel Mattos

Music: Pablo Rassetto

Editing: Rubén Guzmán

"Festival Audiovisual Bariloche 2020", Bariloche, Argentina, 12.2020. "Festival Internacional de Danza Emergente / FIDE 2020", Buenos Aires, Argentina, 5.2020.

"Nueva Sociedad"

4.2019

Scholarship from Conseil des arts et des lettres de Quebec , Canada and Ministerio de Educación, Cultura, Ciencia y Tecnología de Presidencia de la Nación Argentina, Argentina.

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

03.2017

07 FIVA, Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 12.2017. INVIDEO 2017, Milan, 11.2017. 33rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 11.2018.

"dibujar un elefante en base al recuerdo de los mirlos" (to draw an elephant based on the memory of blackbirds)

VIII.2002 - 12’

Based on Liliana Heer’s homonymous short story

Co-directed with Liliana Heer

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.

"Lugares de Silencio" (Places of Silence)

VII.2000 - 4’ 47” (in a loop)

(videoinstallation)

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.

"Ritual"

IX.1999 - 3’ 30”

VIDEOEX 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.

"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.

"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.

Dennis Burton: 35-Year Retrospective of Abstract Paintings (1957-1992)

X.1992 - 8’

“ECCAD”

Vancouver, Canada, Oct 1993.

9 o’clock Cannon

XI.1991 - 12’

“Video Rampage”

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

"Handtools"

X.1990 - 2’

“ECCAD”

Vancouver, Canada, Dec 1990.

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