Film & Video Art
Filmmaker Mabel Valdiviezo chronicles her journey as an undocumented artist making tough choices to survive in the U.S. When she returns to Peru, she confronts her past and unveils the secrets that tore her apart from her parents. Diagnosed with cancer, Mabel rushes to forgive and be forgiven while finding her home within herself.
Documentary in progress
More info: prodigaldaughterthemovie.com
“Carlos Baron, Poeta Pan" follows Carlos Baron, Bay Area multicultural theatre evangelist, who takes us on a fascinating road trip to Chile to explore love and exile through the poetry of Pablo Neruda after the death of Pinochet.
Documentary short, 14 minutes
“Soledad Is Gone Forever” is a drama that explores the long-term psychological impact of political persecution through the eyes of Soledad Gonzales, a young photographer who learns her father's remains have been found in a mass grave in Chile.
Narrative short, 14 minutes
The eros, the body, and the androgynous self
Mabel Valdiviezo was one of the few women artists in
the punk Peruvian "subte" scene in the late 80s and early 90s.
The young artist captured in her first video works key concerns
that she developed in a trilogy about eroticism, the body and the androgynous being. The videos and experimental short films
were shot between 1991 and 1993.
These early works include:
"Hidden Desire," 1989
"Accessible Transparency," 1992
"The Water's Muse," 1993