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Laida Lertxundi


Laida LertxundiArtist’s Statement

Landscape Plus is the name I give to my practice. Landscape refers to real places, documented on film, evoking their context and history. Plus refers to the principle of field recording applied to the entirety of the process. My films are made with people, landscapes and sounds, and employ a fragmentary approach to editing, in which cinematic forms of storytelling are replaced by a focus on process and materiality. I live in places temporarily with my collaborators making site-specific works. My work explores ideas of a feminine position and the pleasure that this can provide while creating intricate structures that embody a spatial approach to narrative. I am interested in regionalism, and the significance that takes on when we think of making descriptions of the city of Los Angeles through film techniques that dismantle narrative film language. I work closely with architects for my exhibitions to create environments in which to carefully watch and listen.

Website: laidalertxundi.com

Biography

Select Solo Exhibitions from 2010-2014

2014-15
DA2, Salamanca

2014
Vdrome

2014
La Alhóndiga, Bilbao

2013
Marta Cervera Contemporary, Madrid, September-October

Select Group Exhibitions from 2010-2015

2015
Entre la Idea y la Experiencia, Bienal de La Habana, Cuba

2014
A Paradise Built in Hell, Kunsterein, Hamburg

2013
Lyon Biennale

2013
LIAF, Biennial, Norway

2012
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art

Select Fellowships and Awards

2013
Eremuak Grant, Basque Country

2012
Kazuko Trust Scholarship Award, New York Film Festival

2012
Jury Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival

2007
ZineBi International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Bilbao – Grand prize of Basque Cinema 

2003
Maya Deren Film Award, Bard College

EDUCATION

2007
California Institute of the Arts, M.F.A. Film and Video Program

2003
Bard College, B.F.A. Film and Electronic Arts Program

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