INVENTION x CONVENTION: Four Nonfictions By Hernán Khourian

This September, Spectacle is thrilled to collaborate with Antennae Collection to present four nonfiction works from Argentine film and video-maker Hernán Khourian.

Hernán Khourian was born in 1972 in La Plata, Argentina. He graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at Universidad Nacional de La Plata with a degree in Visual Communication, and continued his studies in Spain, where he received his Master of Arts in Documental de Creación at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). His work has received support from the Fundación Antorchas (Argentina) and the Jan Vrijman Fund (The Netherlands). Over the years he has received various prizes and grants on an international level. among his work, the following films have been exhibited internationally: ÁREAS (2000), LAS SABANAS DE NORBERTO (2003), PUNA (2006), ESPLIN O ERRAR O SIN EMBARGO (2007), MEMORIA (2010) and LOS SILENCIOS Y LAS MANOS (2014). He teaches at the Masters Degree in Documentary Filmmaking (Universidad de Cine Buenos Aires, FUC), in the National University of La Plata (UNLP) and the Masters in Journalism Documentary at the National University Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) in Buenos Aires.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – 7:30 PM
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – 10:00 PM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – 7:30 PM
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – 10 PM

ÁREAS dir. Hernán Khourian, 2000
Argentina. 86 mins.
In Spanish with English subtitles.

ÁREAS could be described on the surface as a documentary video about “work” in Argentina. It is an open piece that must be completed by the viewer, constantly recast in his mind, nourished by his own experience and subjectivity. (Enrico Kahn)

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LAS SABANAS DE NORBERTO dir. Hernán Khourian, 2003
Argentina. 45 mins.
In Spanish with English subtitles.

LAS SABANAS DE NORBERTO is a documentary that centers the philosophical universe of Norberto Butler, marked by a life of physical immobility. Khourián constructs prostration as a state of a superlative dream power: mental flashes that trigger a hypnotic and stylistically vivacious transfer. (Diego Trerotola/FIDBA)


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – 7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – 10 PM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – 10 PM
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – 7:30 PM

PUNA dir. Hernán Khourian, 2006
44 mins. Argentina.
In Spanish with English subtitles.

PUNA is a personal essay on the Puna (the plateau that covers part of Bolivia and Peru, and the extreme north of Chile and Argentina). Khourián invokes the hallucinated soul of a culture torn apart by the sun, transfigured by a spiritual experience shifted to the viewer. (Instituto Cervantes, Berlín)

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LOS SILENCIOS Y LAS MANOS
dir. Hernán Khourian, 2014
58 mins. Argentina.
In Spanish with English subtitles.

LOS SILENCIOS Y LAS MANOS is a singular portrait of Telma Palavecino, an elderly mystic woman. Khourián attempts to meet Telma without ever exhausting her secrets and always respecting her mystery. (Diego Maté/Bafici)

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