18:30 - 21:00
This workshop is designed for 18+ Adults Only as the artist approaches his profession from a QUEER perspective in which he does not shy away from erotic elements.
In this workshop he wants to investigate with the participants whether there is a specific queer film language and whether this also fits in with the film climate existing in Aruba.
As the theme for this exciting workshop, Diego Barrera takes a quote from the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke: “I want to be with those who know secrets, or else alone”.
It will be a workshop for seekers, explorers and discoverers of foreign lands who are not afraid to break new ground. In this workshop we will prepare and film a video clip together. This from the beginning to the end, during which all stages of making a video film will pass in review. Within this, the main focus is on the visual form and possible new languages that are still unknown to us.
𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗗𝗜𝗘𝗚𝗢 𝗕𝗔𝗥𝗥𝗘𝗥𝗔
Diego Barrera (1988) is a film director, art director and teacher. He was born in Colombia, moved to Chile at the age of eight and left for Spain at the age of seventeen for his education. After studying film directing for three years at the TAI in Madrid, he obtained a bachelor's degree at the Escuela Superior de Cine y Audiovisuales de Catalunya. In Spain, inspired by Dadaism and Surrealism, Barrera developed his own film language in which he distanced himself from the usual narrative form, but approached film as poetry.
He mainly uses his film language to tell stories that promote the emancipation of the queer movement, which still has a long way to go in South America. Together with his sister J Triangular, he therefore created the Celestial Festival, the first festival in Latin America exclusively devoted to queer themes and experimental art. In addition, Barrera worked in Chile for 4 years as a professor of Cinematographic Aesthetics.
Check out his work: diego.barrera.artist