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Luciano Zubillaga

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Film expérimental | 4k | couleur | 64:0 | Argentine, Allemagne | 2014

Sluice Art Fair London 2015 (from the catalogue) Luciano Zubillaga`s Things to Come 1968–2015   Sluice Art Fair 2015 have pleasure in presenting the UK premier of Luciano Zubillaga`s new feature film Things to Come staring the iconic German actress Hanna Schygulla.    Things to Come is a powerful cinematic essay that poetically meditates on magic, youth, the politics of idealism and the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke as narrated by Hanna Schygulla.    Things to Come is set within Ex ESMA, the former Argentine military detention camp, notorious for the torture summary execution and disappearance of political dissidents during the 1970s, and serves within Things to Come as the place to memorialise not just those who have fallen in the fight against dictatorship, but also the possibility of revolutionaries yet to come and lovers yet to meet.    Things to Come radically reinterprets the art of cinema by exploring the graphic score Ongilash, composed in 1968 by the directors father Luis Zubillaga, as a way of rethinking how the spatiality of our everyday notions of past, present and future, have been fundamentally de-centred as a result of 20 th century avant-garde art practice and the implications of quantum mechanics.   Things to Come explores the potential for theatre beyond the linear, a fourth dimensional space were performers and places continually merge into one another.    Things to Come is part of Alien Cartographies, a series of three films by Luciano Zubillaga that explore how ‘posthumanism` and ‘decolonial options` may come to effect how we see and experience narratives of spacetime within moving image and art practice. Things to Come 1968–2015 will also feature a live performance of the film’s music score -- Ongilash -- by the London College of Music Camerata and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble. Ongilash the music of Things to Come The Argentine composer Luis Zubillaga (1928–1995) composed the symphonic work, Ongilash in 1968. The title originates in the music of George Gurdjieff, the reading of a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke and the first word pronounced by the composers son.    Ongilash avoids traditional music notation by embracing the experimental graphic style explored during the 1960`s that allow each performer the space to create, but within strict parameters.    Ongilash takes temporal dynamics to the limit: a crescendo from the barely audible to the fortissimo maximo, non-traditional sound attacks, meticulous durations stipulated in seconds and the use of the voices of the performers.    Ongilash received a posthumous premiere performance in 2012 by the Argentine National Symphony Orchestra in Buenos Aires and this performance will be the premiere of this work in the UK.   Ongilash will be performed live by the London College of Music Camerata Orchestra in partnership with the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble and will be performed as a loop with intervals.  

Luciano Zubillaga works with sound, moving image, text and performance. His work combines transdisciplinary research in the margins of philosophy, science, and collaborative art practice. He recently exhibited work at The Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, IMT Gallery, London, Image Movement, Berlin, Art-O-Rama, Marseille and at Ann Arbor Film Festival. In 2008, he received the London Artist Film and Video Awards (LAFVA) by the Arts Council and Film London.