(S8) MOSTRA DE CINEMA PERIFÉRICO 2018: SLAUGHTERHOUSE AND VULTURE (WORK IN PROGRESS) BY PHILIP HOFFMAN

By Mónica Delgado

The first session of Canadian filmmaker Phillip Hoffman at (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico in La Coruña, was contundent enough to help us defined his so-called Vulture Aesthetic, a kind of worldview that governs his way of doing and understanding cinema. The figure of the Vulture is not only assumed as a simple metaphor of a being hunting for archival material or “detritus” but also the one that has the capacity of reviving and transforming time through celluloid, re-catch it and recreate it. Or like someone with an acute vision, who isn’t afraid to be attentive to adopt the irruption of the unexpected and the environment, even for a brief period of time, and be part of it.