Popsicles (1984) by Gloria Camiruaga

Wed, Jan 1, 2014
Programming Series

Popsicles (1984)
by Gloria Camiruaga

“This work is an interaction of the space, the symbols and the historical context in which I live as a woman on this side of the continent. It is a rosary of alarm, eternal and circular; the alarm of a woman who desires life, light, truth, and solidarity, but who instead sees and receives death and fear. It is a rejection of all that is destruction, and death, yet is depicted almost attractively as innocence.”
-Gloria Camiruaga

Gloria Camiruaga studied Philosophy at the University of Chile, and then Video Art at the San Francisco Art Institute, graduating in 1980.  She was focused on making political video art concerned with social action and women’s issues.  After a period in the US, she returned to Chile and became an accomplished documentarian filmmaker with a clear political and social conscience: Casa Particular (1990), Nicanor Parra (co-directed with Lotty Rosenfeld in 1991); The Mines of the Mines (1993).  Her last film was One Day Later (2006).  She passed away in 2006.

1982: Women of camp, 7 min.
1982: Popsicles, 5 min.
1983: Tricolor, 11 min.
1984: Clotario Blest, Peace Master, 20 min.
1985: Staying Together, 5 min.
1986: Diamela Eltit, 8 min.
1987: ERI bread of our day, 7 min.
1988: Performance San Martín-San Pablo, 12 min.
1988: From the fact to the right there is much stretch, 25 min.
1988: Everyone knows, 12 min.
1990: Stopping, 7 min.
1990: Private house, 11 min.
1990: Mares of the Apocalypse in performance, 7 min.
1991: Finally my tracks, 14 min.
1991: Nicanor Parra 91, 40 min.
1992: My first love, my first horror, 5 min.
1993: Minas de las Minas, 42 min.
1994: Once upon a time, 42 min.
1999: La Venta, 32 min.
2005: Clotario Blest, Nuestro Quijote, 16 min. (reissue)
2005-2006: One day later, 10 min.