UNA CURVA TAN GIGANTE QUE PARECE RECTA
A curve so giant that it seems straight
A machine harvests soybeans, stops, locks, breaks. Your operators stop to fix it.
The video mixes material filmed in 2006 during a soybean harvest in the Pampas plain, with images from the archive of a combine factory that existed in the province of Córdoba, Argentina, between the ‘50s and the ’90s. The counterpoint of materials builds a logic that recreates the body of these machines and their history, as a sign of the political and economic account of an era. In this way he investigates the boundary between documentation, art and knowledge, as well as the relationship between scale and perception.
Original medium: miniDV pal
Archive footage: super 8 transferred to vhs
Idea and Camara: Leticia El Halli Obeid
Edition: Jorgelina Sánchez y Leticia El Halli Obeid