José Luis Guerin: Discovering another Possible Syntax

Juan Martínez Villegas


José Luis Guerin has called his work as sketched cinema. From this open definition, the possible language connections between the sketched image in two of his films, Unas Fotos en la Ciudad de Silvia (2007) and Guest (2010), and the fragmented narrative that he experienced in his two audiovisual installations created to date, Las mujeres que no conocemos (2007) and La Dama de Corinto (2011), are suggested. We analyze and contrast with the film maker the status of his poetic image, in relation to his diving into contemporary art, contextualizing his search for another possible syntax within the artistic practices of those authors working in the spaces of confluence between cinema and other arts.


Guerin; poetic image; multi-projection installation; expositive cinema; fragmented narrative; hybridization; contemporary art; sketched cinema


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