Director: Cristobal Bianchi
Film: “Factories at Sea” is a poem about the language use to understand the passage of time in the everyday life meager world and the experience of facing issues such as community life, the relationship with nature, violence, and contemporary scenarios full of crises, people and their objects.
The Film-Poem was made with Víctor Font and with the collaboration of Elizabeth Zuba, who translated the poem into English.
Bio: Cristobal Bianchi is an artist, scholar, and poet native from Chile whose research focuses on the intersection of poetry, performance and social change. He earned his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is a founder member of Casagrande Art Collective, a leading group staging interdisciplinary and transnational collaborative art in urban and aerial spaces spaces in Chile, Spain, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Italy, and England. He was a research scholar at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU –2015 to 2017– and he lectured in the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin. He was a fellow of the Pablo Neruda Foundation in 1996. In 2016 he received the literary creation grant from the National Book and Reading Council of Chile.
Currently, he is an Assistant Professor, Studio Art, School of Art + Design, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.