Er is een geest van mij / Hay un fantasma mío
Short Film Experimental
Language: Dutch, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Runtime: 6 mins.
An attempt at mourning both personal and political futures that never arrived, organised around a broad interpretation of the trope of the ghost. We see depersonalised figures, urban ruins, consuming fires and microscopic images of decaying bodily matter; footage was shot in New York, Washington DC, Lima and Amsterdam between 2016 and 2020. Issues like failed neoliberal promises of progress, the rise of fascism, and self-image and adulthood are intuitively brought together, set to a poem that shifts between Spanish and Dutch.
I was born in 1994 in Lima, Peru and moved to Amsterdam as a kid. For my BA, I studied at Amsterdam University College and at The New School, majoring in film and philosophy. Currently, I'm a student at Resolution – MA Moving Image, Sandberg Instituut. My work has been supported by the Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst and the Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, and has been shown internationally at places like the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Leuven Short Film Festival.