(S8) MOSTRA DE CINEMA PERIFÉRICO 2018: EXILE BY ROBERT TODD AND AS MUCH TIME AS SPACE BY KATJA MATER
By Mónica Delgado
This edition of (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periferico carries the name Lux Algebra, something which defines mostly its entire program dedicated to structural cinema. Paraphrasing the concept by film historian P. Adams Sitney, it’s about a type of simplified cinema of predetermined forms (even of rhythmic patterns or algorithms) where the explorations of nature or film materiality are primal. This is why the fundamental presence of canon structural cinema by Ernie Gerhr or Kurt Kren are exemplary in these days of projections, along other works by younger or posterior filmmakers, than are inspired or revisit their works.