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The Noise of Time

Rubén Guzmán in conversation with Arnd Schneider
Wednesday 24.04.24
Boman salar OK

Is there death after death?

Welcome to the screening of The Noise of Time (2021), an essayistic ghost film about the legacy of the Swedish-Argentinian archaeologist and anthropologist Eric Boman (1867 - 1924) by the Argentinian artist and filmmaker Rubén Guzmán.

We will be joined by Guzmán for a conversation after the screening with Arnd Schneider, professor of social anthropology.

About the film

The ghost of Eric Boman (1867-1924), a Swedish-Argentine archaeologist and anthropologist, returns to the place of his field studies in the northwestern Argentinian high Andes (Puna). This essay film, partly biographical, partly experimental, depicts Boman's life as his ghost wanders through the barren landscapes. He reflects upon humanity, its constant and futile struggle against time and with the difficulty to understand others. As he drifts alone, memories and dreams are interwoven with his philosophical reflections until he meets another wandering ghost: Carpanchay. Together, they will seal each other's destiny.

Read Arnd Schneider's essay on the film here.

About the filmmaker

Rubén Guzmán is an independent filmmaker and media artist, university professor and researcher. Media arts curator and programmer. He co-directs Hyperborea, a digital journal of essay and creation. His audiovisual work ranges from photography to audiovisual arts, and from experimental video/cinema to creative documentaries and essay film. His audiovisual production, which has won numerous international awards, has been showcased at major festivals and individual and group exhibitions, with highlights including a retrospective at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival and exhibitions at Clermont-Ferrand, BAFICI, IDFA, Oberhausen, Anthology Film Archives, Videoex, Thessaloniki, CCCB, and Cinematheque Ontario, among others.

Elsewhere, Within Here

The event is a collaboration with the Department of Social Anthropology (SAI) at the University of Oslo, and part of Kunstnernes Hus' screening series Elsewhere, Within Here focusing on recent ethnographic film.

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