In the 21st century our image of a globalized world seems paradoxical to the heavy increase in barriers designed to create or maintain divisions. The interpretation of the wall is just as striking from a geopolitical point of view as from the artistic. And it is exactly this point that captures our interest : let's think !
Extracciónis an experimental documentary film made by the artist Gabriel Acevedo Velarde. It's about a trip to the triple border area between Peru Bolivia and Brazil. The construction of an “intercontinental” highway that will make possible (for the first time) to cross directly from a country to others is about to finish. Along with new free-trade treaties, this will drastically accelerate the transformation of the area.
The main goal of the trip has been to understand how the borders still divide the three countries and whether a new regional identity is taking shape. 55 interviews to people have been made of the three nationalities, asking especially about their perception of the neighboring countries and about the recent change in the area. In the documentary,thenameof eachcountrycan't be heardon purpose.In this way, the artist createssuspensethatneutralizesthe differences. We're showingthevideo of his process.
This project has been shown in 2010 at the São Paulo Art Biennial.
Extracción by Gabriel Acevedo Velarde Documentary-experimental short film, 2010, 15 min