Alexandra Cuesta Camera Notes (Part One) / Notas de Camara (Parte Uno)

Alexandra Cuesta: Camera Notes (Part One & Two) / Notas de Cámara (Parte Uno & Dos)

“Cuesta’s lovingly observed cinematic long takes exude a living sense of place and time.” Artforum 

World Premiere

Known for her experimental, precise and hypnotic portraits of places and people shot in 16mm (Recordando El Ayer, Beirut 2.14.05, Piensa En Mí, Despedida, Territorio), Alexandra Cuesta expands her cinematic vocabulary into an “intimate ethnography,” shot over three years in upstate New York, Los Angeles, Japan, and Chile. Setting up the process of regularly shooting a “film gesture” almost daily, Camera Notes records “fragments of the everyday intimate.” Cuesta lives and works between the United States and Ecuador and was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial fellowship in 2018. Camera Notes (Part One) will be preceded by a selection of her earlier work. 

In person: Alexandra Cuesta 

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.


Associated Images: 

MON 12/9
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff