Film and video artist Sofía Velázquez is interested in working with words, highlighting different filmmaking techniques, and exploring the ways and extents to which fantasy and fiction exist in our real lives. She is interested in small, everyday stories that speak to the human condition and includes poetry in her work because it is, as she puts it, “at the same time: disorder, intersections, loose ideas, desire, wonder, simplicity, and a lot of play.” Sofía premiered her most recent film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival where she received a special mention from the jury in the Latin American Competition.
Sofía arrived at MacDowell with a digital audiovisual archive that she intended to turn into an essay film. During her residency, the aforementioned material became a device to create a new film project built from a process of writing, editing, and restructuring.
Portrait by Jao Yamunaque