Laura Huertas Millán

Laura Huertas Millán

Colombia

I am interested in syncretism, in the plurality of voices and narrative structures, and how fiction is an intrinsic layer of reality. This aesthetic calls forth an altered state of perception, a temporal/spatial voyage into the depths of the self, of dream, and memory - a truly embodied experience.

Biography

Laura Huertas Millán is a French-Colombian artist and filmmaker. A graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Paris and Le Fresnoy, she holds a PhD in visual arts developed between PSL University (SACRe program) and the Sensory Ethnography Lab (Harvard University).

Her films JOURNEY TO A LAND OTHERWISE KNOWN (2012) and AEQUADOR (2011) were part of a series around exoticism, where political history, ecology and science-fiction intertwined. These works were mainly shown in art event and venues (Guggenheim NY, Videobrasil, Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento, Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, FRONT Triennial…).

In 2012, she started a series on "ethnographic fictions”, hyphenated forms in-between visual anthropology and experimental documentaries. SOL NEGRO (2016), LA LIBERTAD (2016), JENY303 (2018) and THE LABYRINTH (2018) are the main pieces of this series. Awarded at the Locarno Film festival, FIDMarseille, Doclisboa, Fronteira Film festival and MIDBO (Colombia), these films were also part of the official selections of the Toronto Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel, Torino, FICUNAM, La Habana, among others. Recent focus on her work have been held at TIFF Lightbox, the Flaherty Seminar, London´s ICA and Chicago´s SAIC.

Films Selection