‘Video’ Category

Film Ensayo, La Catástrofe del Presente/ Film essay, The Catastrophe of the Present

Monday, July 18th, 2016


Hello friends,

I just finished my latest video. Here it is.
Spanish: https://vimeo.com/154052504 Pass: verde
English: https://vimeo.com/163710715/66bda94b22

And if going to be shown as a National Premiere July 25th, Cinemateca Distrital, Bogotá.




Monday, January 10th, 2011

Video by Claudia Salamanca, 2010

Material Evicende / Evidencia Material

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Video by Claudia Salamanca, 2010.

War Peru|Colombia

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Colombia and Peru engaged in a war during the years of 1932 and 1933.  This war was the first Colombian war after the independence calling for the  defense of the Colombian sovereignty.  As such, it entailed the performance of patriotism of the young Colombian state.  The Acevedo Brothers -filmmakers and producers of the national news El Noticiero Nacional– traveled to the frontier and filmed the war; however as spectacle it did not account well enough for the patriotic efforts conducted from the center to the periphery.   Therefore some of the scenes of the war were reenacted in order to convey what actually was not dramatic enough as a war.  I took the archival footage and reassembled it.  I look for moments of mediation between the center and the periphery, the young nation state and its centralism, the performance of power in the image as well as what cannot be incorporated into this discourse.

April 9, 2009

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Video by Kate Chandler and Claudia Salamanca

On April 9 2009 outside the main gates of Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada a non-violent action took place.  Calling attention to the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper Drones operated inside the Air Force installations, demonstrators questioned the U.S. military’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles to wage war in Afghanistan and Pakistan.   Fourteen individuals trespassed across the main gates of the Creech Air Force Base in what participants are calling, “… the first major act of civil disobedience against drones in the United States” (Democracy Now).  We accompanied the demostrators documenting the action.   Our video aims to document the Action as well as to trace questions about the relations in public / military territories.

This video was possible through the wonderful friendship and collaboration of Nevada Desert Experience, Voices for Creative Non-Violence.

For more information:
Democracy Now Reporting “Peace Activists Arrested After Protesting US Drones in Nevada

Death at Once

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

This video looks for the moment of change. It interrogates what transformation means by reflecting in its relationship with what is left behind, the possibility of a future form and death. The discussion of transformation that this video presents is embedded in the recording technologies, and its implications with memory, past, future and the sense of seeing. It asks if it is necessary to see change in order to remember it, or to feel it.

Vistazos Criticos

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Ricardo Arcos-Palma publica en su reciente columna de Vistazos Criticos titulada “El Poder de la Imagen y La Imagen del Poder”  discute los procesos de visibilidad e invisibilidad de la imagen del poder, sus transgresiones, censuras y en sí la multiplicidad de procesos que se dan en el mundo de las images una vez estan entran a ser significantes de poder, performances visuales que establecen relaciones de sociabilidad y política.  En este texto reseña uno de mis videos 30 Segundos.  Les invito a leerlo, al igual que les invito a ver el especial de Contravia a cerca del Alcalde del Roble, municipio de Sucre, asesinado por denunciar los nexos entre los paramilitares y los politicos de su región.  Aqui están los links,

Vistazos Criticos en Esfera Pública: http://esferapublica.org/nfblog/?p=6083

CONTRAVIA. Programa en tres partes: Eudaldo Díaz: el costo de la verdad.