Gente Común / Ordinary People

Experimental Argentina 2013 No dialogue 0:05:52

A crowd running aimlessly. No place to go. They are many and are looking for a prey. From a distance the bodies are just thumbnails and the street a battleground. A scenario of diffused war, ownership dispute.
Some kick, another falls, one dies, the others look, and continue running. December 2013. Police Sedition – Looting – Lynching.
In several provinces of northern Argentina, police abandon their tasks creating “liberated zones.”
Looting occur. Neighborhood groups try to lynch suspected looters. In these looting, promoted and enabled by the police sedition, primarily dispensable items were stolen: electronic, computer, cell. There is a new poverty in Argentina that is not related to the lack of food as in 2001/2002, but the inability to access objects that are needed in the consumer society

Née à Buenos Aires, Gabriela Golder est artiste et commissaire indépendante. Elle a été artiste en résidence au Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada; au CICV, France; au Schloss Balmoral, Allemagne et au Wexner Center for the Arts, É-U, notamment, et a récolté plusieurs prix, dont le Grand prix du Festival Vidéoformes, France; le Media Art Award du ZKM, Allemagne et le 1er Prix au Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales, Buenos Aires. Co-directrice de CONTINENTE ( en Argentine. Elle donne également des cours sur la vidéo et les nouvelles technologies en Argentine et ailleurs, ayant récemment été professeure invitée au département des Arts visuels et médiatiques de l’Université de Québec à Montréal (07-08).

(Buenos Aires, 1971) Artist, curator and professor. Gabriela Golder is the director of the Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM) in Argentina. She received several awards for her work, among others, the “Sigwart Blum prize » of the Argentinean Arts Critics Association, Argentina; Media Art Award from the ZKM, Germany; the first prize at Videobrasil, Brazil; the Videoformes award, France and the Tokyo Video Award.