Film & Video Art
When artist and filmmaker Mabel Valdiviezo reunites with her family in Peru after sixteen years of silence, she decides to reveal her troubled past as an immigrant in the U.S. Diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, and using her art as a saving grace, Mabel must find a way to heal her broken family ties before it is too late.
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 for PBS/KQED’s SPARK arts show, 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.
These early works include:
"The Water's Muse", experimental film, 1993, 6 minutes
"Accessible Transparency", video art, 1992, 11 minutes
"Hidden Desire", experimental film,1989, 4 minutes
Resurrected as a music video for Voz Propia, a cult Peruvian band.
Song: "Tres Veces" from the album"The Game is over", 2011