“EL ARCA”
by CRISTOBAL LEON & JOAQUIN COCIÑA

“El Arca” premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Shorts Competition this January 2012.

The short is based on the life and work of Athanasius Kircher. It was created for the exhibition “Kircher: La Imagen Barroca” at the National Library in Santiago de Chile. “El Arca” will now be featured in ART STATEMENTS / ART BASEL with Upstream Gallery.

(Part of the series “The Third World”)

(2011) Short Fiction Film

Between 2010 and 2011, Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña created the series of short-films “The Third World”. The series is made up of “Padre.Madre”, “EL Templo” and “El Arca”. The films were shown together as a film installation at Upstream Gallery. These films are the foundational chapters of a new creed. They present a savage procession, moving between sacred and intimate, beautiful and horrific, canonical and arbitrary, sublime and bestial. Every film is the beginning of a myth and also its immediate decadence.

by CRISTOBAL LEON & JOAQUIN COCIÑA
cinematographer CARLOS VASQUEZ
production assistant CRISTINA SITJA RUBIO

EL ARCA trailer from diluvio on Vimeo.

Exhibitions:
(2011) – “The Third World”, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. – “Kircher: La Imagen barroca”, Biblioteca Nacional, Santiago de Chile.