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La intolerancia en el jardín de las mentiras y el pecado
06:30
Germán Bobe

La intolerancia en el jardín de las mentiras y el pecado

(1990) En el jardín de las mentiras y el pecado, la intolerancia se alza como una sombra opresiva que sofoca la diversidad y la libertad. Las flores marchitan bajo el peso de los prejuicios y la discriminación, y el aire se vuelve denso con el veneno del odio y la ignorancia. Los senderos se vuelven espinosos y estrechos, impidiendo el paso de aquellos que buscan comprensión y aceptación. En este oscuro rincón, las palabras se convierten en armas y las diferencias son motivo de repudio. El jardín se marchita en la falta de empatía y la falta de apertura hacia el otro. En lugar de encontrar paz y armonía, solo se cosecha la tristeza y el sufrimiento. “La intolerancia en el jardín de las mentiras y el pecado” Con Consuelo Castillo Echeverría Marta Leighton María Paz Urra Roberto Zuloaga Guión y dirección Germán Bobe Iluminación y cámara Leo Vidal Vestuario y ambientación Roberto Zuloaga Maquillaje y peinado Manolo Zuloaga Montaje Roberto Zuloaga – Germán Bobe Música “Lakme” de Delibes (extracto) Sonido Andrés Bobe Producción Le Camp (1990) In the garden of lies and sin, intolerance stands like an oppressive shadow that stifles diversity and freedom. The flowers wither under the weight of prejudice and discrimination, and the air becomes thick with the poison of hatred and ignorance. The paths become thorny and narrow, impeding the passage of those who seek understanding and acceptance. In this dark corner, words become weapons and differences are grounds for repudiation. The garden withers in the lack of empathy and the lack of openness towards the other. Instead of finding peace and harmony, only sadness and suffering are harvested. "Intolerance in the garden of lies and sin" With Consuelo Castillo Echeverria Martha Leighton Maria Paz Urra Roberto Zuloaga Script and direction Germán Bobe Lighting and camera Leo Vidal Costumes and setting Roberto Zuloaga Makeup and hairstyle Manolo Zuloaga Editing Roberto Zuloaga – German Bobe Music “Lakme” by Delibes (excerpt) Sound Andres Bobe Production Le Camp
El sueño de la hora más oscura
08:40
Germán Bobe

El sueño de la hora más oscura

(1991) Relata la muerte de una relación ideal en un mundo de ensueño. Se vive el placer y el éxtasis por breves instantes. A través de sueños premonitorios se puede ver como la muerte sublima. A fin de cuentas, la muerte es la celebración de la vida. Guion y dirección: Germán Bobe Fotografía y cámara: Leo Vidal Asistente Iluminación y cámara: Guillermo Ugarte Producción: Coco Hederra, Juana Balmaceda Vestuario: Roberto Zuloaga Maquillaje y peinado: Manolo Zuloaga Montaje: Enzo Blondel - Germán Bobe Música “La Lumiere” de Alejandro Albornoz Interpretes: Candy Dubois Roberto Zuloaga Consuelo Castillo Echeverría Javiera Parra Jordi Castell (1991) "The Dream of the Darkest Hour" takes the intrigue and mystery of the previously mentioned works but exacerbates it in such a way that it is overpowered by the aesthetics and experimental tonality of the work. Within how limited its elements are, each one of them plays a fundamental role since without one, the others tend to remain in the air. It recounts the death of an ideal relationship in a dream world. Pleasure and ecstasy are experienced for brief moments. Through premonitory dreams you can see how death sublimates. After all, death is the celebration of life. Script and direction: Germán Bobe Photography and camera: Leo Vidal Lighting and camera assistant: Guillermo Ugarte Production: Coco Hederra, Juana Balmaceda Wardrobe: Roberto Zuloaga Makeup and hairstyle: Manolo Zuloaga Editing: Enzo Blondel - Germán Bobe Music “La Lumiere” by Alejandro Albornoz Interpreters: Candy Dubois Roberto Zuloaga Consuelo Castillo Echeverria Javiera Parra Jordi Castell

Video Data Bank is pleased to present the VDB TV program Germán Bobe: Dreaming in the Gardens of Love, in which we highlight selections from the Chilean-born artist's early video works.  These pieces express romantic exuberance painted in the electric vibrancy of cathode rays as well as longing restraint illuminated in soft sepia-tones and black and white chiaroscuro.  The videos are often simultaneously joyfully campy and intensely serious.  Bobe mixes religious iconography and mythological imagery with queer sensibilities and classic cinema aesthetics to create beautiful and moving artworks.

Germán Bobe spotlights ideas behind fundamental human experiences such as the human body, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, and Western colonialism.  While young, Germán's family left Pinochet's Chile and he spent his childhood and adolescence in Libya, Italy, the Netherlands, the United States and Argentina.  The works presented here were created around the time of his return to Chile which was then a nation emerging from 17 years of dictatorship.  It was a time of exploration and expansion for all the country's artists.

Alongside this program we are happy to announce the release of Germán Bobe: Early Works.  This is a compilation of Germán's early videos, made from 1988-1996, now available for institutional purchase and licensing.  To learn more about Germán's life and practice, read our recent VDB Asks... featuring Bobe.

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