Lola Arias [AR]
In the video installation Veterans, Argentinian veterans look back at their traumatic experiences during the Falklands War in 1982. Thirty-five years on, they do this by ‘reconstructing’ their war memories in places where they go every day. For example, together with his colleagues, a psychologist re-enacts a bomb explosion in the psychiatric hospital where he works, and a triathlete relives the death of his partner in the swimming pool where he trains every day. They retrieve their war memories through a kind of time machine that transports their past to the present.
• Lola Arias is an Argentinian writer, actress and theatre maker. Her work always plays out in the borderlands between fiction and reality.
concept, direction Lola Arias | performed by Argentinean veterans of the Malvinas/ Falkland War: Guillermo Dellepiane, Daniel Terzano, Marcelo Vallejo, Dario Volonté, Fabián Volonté | mise en scene Nele Wohlatz, Ignacio Masllorens | cinematography Manuel Abramovich | camera Manuel Abramovich, Ignacio Masllorens | sound Francisco Pedemonte, Facundo Moreno | production Sofía Medici, Luz Algranti | executive production Bureau Cokot / Julie Le Gall & Hanna El Fakir | editing Alejo Moguillansky | editing collaboration Nele Wohlatz | technique Martín Borini | translation Daniel Tunnard