Journey to a land otherwise known

23 mins  | 2011 | 2K | Stereo | DCP
French | English and Spanish Subtitles

In a film, meeting a strange tribe often starts with the plunging view from a building necessary to the journey. The architecture of Jean-Pierre Secq dubbed the noise of the waves washes over us in this way. However, to open it, the construction was massive and still, unfolding the three concrete wings of this equatorial greenhouse in Lille. This essay on the conquest of America assumes its own contradiction, underlined by a montage of texts by colonisers: Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Hans Staden, Jean de Léry, Charles de la Condamine and the use of costumes and masks inspired by Brazilian modernism. The discovery of a new world conducted in slow motion listening to the minutes of an unlikely trial of the invaders. The most restrained of movements, surplus, to make the most of rediscovering the New World. 

Gilles Grand, FID Marseille catalogue, 2012.
Journey to a land otherwise known
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Awards
18th Videobrasil Festival - Res Artis Residency Prize
Screenings ( selection )
Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (solo screening), 2015
Post-exotisme, Diep-Haven Festival, New Haven, UK, 2015
Metales pesados (solo show), Santiago de Chile, Chile, 2015
Lugar a Dudas (solo screening), Cali, Colombia, 2014
Guggenheim Museum, New York, United States, 2014
Videobrasil Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2014
LABoral, Gijón, Spain, 2013
Musée château d'Annecy (solo show), 2013
Saison Video (solo screening), Tourcoing, France, 2013
Tampere film festival, Finland, 2013
LAM Villeneuve d'Asq, France, 2012
FIDMarseille, France, 2012
Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, France, 2011

Written & directed by
Laura Huertas Millán

Produced by
Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains

Artistic accompaniment
Patrick Corillon

Cast
Dominique Thomas
Audrey Cottin
Julie Coulon
Sandy Lesauvage

Director of Photography
Pukyo Ruiz de Socomurcio

Camera assistant
Prisca Bourgoin

Assistant director
Thomas Dumont

Editor
Laura Huertas Millán

Sound
Nicolas Verhaeghe
Simon Lebel
Laura Huertas Millán

Sound Mixing
Christian Cartier

Color correction
Baptiste Evrard

Executive production
Lucie Bercez

Graphic Design
Damien Dedreux

Make-up
Arielle Lebrun

Mask
Association Arteïde

All images © Laura Huertas Millán - Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains