Time:  Friday 7:30pm-9:30pm; Saturday 2:30pm-4:30pm; Saturday 10pm-12am; Sunday 2pm-4pm
Category:  RHIZOMES, Film + Video
City of Origin:  Toronto, ON
Price:  $20 or Festival Pass


Nápoles is a video installation that uses site-specific architecture and computer generated imagery to evoke the spirit of the now-abandoned mansion of Pablo Escobar.


Gustavo has exhibited across Canada, with recent projects at the Toronto Animated Image Society, the Niagara Artist Centre, Summerworks Festival, the Japan Foundation, Videofag, Eastern Edge Gallery, Imagine Science Films Festival, the Centre for Art Tapes, and Nuit Blanche Toronto. His animation work has been featured in the music video for Metric’s “Collect Call” and in his directorial-debut ‘ the music video for Lido Pimienta and Chancha Via Circuito’s “Jardines”.


Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea is a Toronto-based artist, animator and teacher. He works in installation, digital animation, video, drawing, and sculpture. His work has exhibited across Canada. Gustavo currently teaches at Brock and OCAD University.


Praise for “Jardines”:
“Amansara, the latest album from Argentina’s Chancha Via Circuito, has already shot into our Best Albums of 2014 list and it feels as if the forward-thinking producer could soon be in our Top Videos list too.

“Jardines” is one of the highlights of the album, a haunting slice of digital cumbia with hints of tropical bass, dubstep and Andean trance. Colombia’s always-great Lido Pimienta provides the perfect vocals, inhabiting every beat and digital signal with her distinctive offbeat delivery, while the director Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea brings the track to life with an array of drawings and animations that bridge the gap between the natural world and digital design in the most surreal of ways.”

From Sound and Colours
“With each release Chancha proves why he’s one of the most interesting artists around in any genre, any country. “Jardines”‘ video is no slouch though, as Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea takes the directing and animation reins to create a three-dimensional dark forest worthy of its song.”

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