María Cañas
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"Man is the bug with the least memory. Those responsible for our time are leaving. Why should the new generations have to carry the ghosts of our pain and our contradictions?" José Mujica.
"Every culture is born of the mixture of the encounter, of the clash with the opposite, it is in isolation that civilizations die." Octavio Paz.

EXPO LIO'92 is a demystifying videoguerrilla that drifts through the multiracial, multicultural framework and the hybridizations and crossbreeding between the American continent and Spain. It shows visions and palpitations of the "encounter of two worlds". It addresses, among other issues, the crossing of cultures and the clash of civilizations, the invasion and sacking of America in 1492, the social construction of violence, counter-history and intra-history, the transformations that Seville underwent with EXPO'92, the Isla de la Cartuja as an exogenous fact to Seville, the waste and larceny during EXPO'92 and the bluf Cartuja 93, the politics of macro-events, the movements against EXPO'92, the colonial wound, the invasion of reggaeton and perreo, servitude and slavery, the fact that we are so different but so equal, and the need to build a collective identity in which we all fit or at least all those who are proposing other worlds. 

Work premiered in the group exhibition "Arte y cultura en torno a 1992", curated by J. A. Alvarez Reyes at Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC, Seville). It also has a version of '61 minutes, also released in Hamaca. It has been screened at Filmadrid (Cineclub Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid), Festival Alcances (Cádiz), Festival Internacional de Cine de Cali (Colombia), La Sala de los cineastas (Festival de Málaga), Festival L'Alternativa (Barcelona), MAMBA (Buenos Aires), 29 FICA (Aguilar de Campo International Short Film Festival), Festival Márgenes (Uruguayan Cinemateca, Montevideo), Sala Cine Radical (Santiago de Chile), La Casa Encendida (Madrid) and Filmoteca de Andalucía (Córdoba) among others. 

Technical datasheet

  • Title: EXPO LIO'92
  • Direction: María Cañas
  • Production: Animalario TV Producciones & Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Consejería de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Junta de Andalucía.. 2017.
  • Duration: 00:40:00
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Original format: ProRes
  • Formats: HD 1920x1080
  • TV systems: PAL
  • License: Creative Commons