CIELO ABIERTO / MAR ABIERTO / SUELO ABIERTO (OPEN SKY / OPEN SEA / OPEN GROUND)
Super 8mm, 4:00, 2021, ECUADOR
Co-dirigido con Martín Baus
Desde un punto de vista-escucha animal y elemental, entre el aire, el océano y la arena,
se despliegan relaciones entre el humano, las aves y los peces.
From a point of view/listening that is both animal and elemental, between the air,
the ocean and the sand, relationships emerge between humans, birds and marine life.
Prismatic Ground 2022 (UNITED STATES)
VI Encuentros Cinematográficos Cámara Lúcida 2021 (ECUADOR)
Prismatic Ground Year Two: Documentary Waves - FILMMAKER MAGAZINE (James Hansen)
"...Libertad Gills and Martin Baus’s open sky / open sea / open ground achieves maximum effect by reorienting visual and sonic expectations of space. Using distinctive blue and red filters on rapidly edited shots of sky and sea, the film’s chaotic presentation whizzes through space, adopting a subjective bird’s-eye view of a topsy-turvy world. Enhanced by a jarring soundtrack of harsh whips of air and underwater gurgles, the film unsettles representational expectations and coordinates a unique terrain for human-animal relationships."
State of the Festival: Prismatic Ground 2022, Illuminating the Emptiness - MUBI NOTEBOOK (Chris Shields)
"Prismatic Ground brings festival-goers a wide range of politically engaged, formally challenging new work by up-and-coming artists alongside established ones like Bill Morrison, Jodie Mack, and this year’s Ground Glass Award recipient, Christopher Harris. In the world of experimental film where visibility and opportunities to premiere new work can be hard to come by, the festival is poised to make a significant splash."