Imagining the Author
"Imagining the Author" programme: Films of Laura Victoria Delgado
The Darkness Swirl Around Light
2013, CZE, 8'12''
Inspired by Goethe's quotation: "... colour is the dance between Light and Darkness. [colours] are the Deeds and Suffering of light''. The film is the result of an experience of a hand-made film with small children (3−5 years old). It was made as a game where some rules were defined for the kids: play with the film material in order to get familiar with it and with a colour spectrum to paint the film.
prod. Akademie věd Science Academy
2013, CZE, 0'48''
The plant's everlasting search for light. A header for a series of portraits of Czech scientists.
2014, CZE, 6'
An abstract video that recalls the internal processes of a plant (molecules, photosynthesis ...) and their external appearance by means of visual manipulation. The shadows of real plants manipulated by glasses and mirrors transform the external real plant into abstract images, following a certain kind of choreography inspired by fractal structures.
Laura Victoria Delgado
Born in 1981, in Medellín, Colombia. Since 2006 she lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic.
As a matter of fact, she is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Philosophy and History of Sciences at the Charles University. In Colombia, Laura Victoria earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Universidad Nacional de Colombia (specialization in art and new media). Motivated by exploring film as a medium of expression, she wrote her master's thesis on film animation at the Film Academy of Prague, FAMU in 2010. Since then, she has realized films and videos, that have been presented at various festivals and collective exhibitions. Besides her personal art work, she has made animated trailers for regional series and cultural institutions. Laura Victoria has an interest in sharing experience and creating bridges of communication between her native continent and the one she currently lives in. On one side, she conducts workshops and gives speeches, and on the other side she organizes screenings, contributes to programming of various animation festivals and cultural spaces as well as cooperates with the collective project Moebius that promotes Latin American experimental animation http://moebiusanimacion.com .