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amalgama: iván zulueta

On this  occasion, Andrés Duque (programmer of Opera Prima for (S8), points out the creative relation between drugs-use and filmmaking in the cinema of Iván Zulueta.

VIDEO: AMALGAMA, 1976, Super 8


In the 60’s people took acids to make the world weird; now the world is weird, and people takes Prozac to make it normal. Legal drugs are there to change our perception of time, from Kairos to Cronos. Zulueta’s films work the other way around to show us potential time, timeless and eternal. As Pedro P. states in the film Arrebato: “The mirror opens its doors to show me… (pause accompanied by a sneeze) … the other.”
“The other”, i. e., is like the shameless and not alienating decision that complements with “the one” and whose function is to oppose the latter representing the unclassifiable, the reprehensible, the censurable. It is this other side of the coin that Zulueta dared to explore with honesty and untill it’s ultimate consequences.

– Andrés Duque –