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Ambassador Project | Timeframes Jan 30, 2015

A project by Ambassadors Seth Garrison, Theresa Crim, Neil Ferron, Shin Yui Pai, and OtB Development Intern Matthew Manowski.

This project is a result o fa discussion about influences of film on our personalities and reality - specifically from the perspectives of an artist/creator. Mariano Pensotti works in fiction but yet part of his subtext realizes moments of real lives - for example, using the split stage in his work Cineastas. Our question became: How do the fictions we encounter as an audience influence or impact our reality?

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Yeah Yeah Einstein Jan 30, 2015

Cineastas presented two worlds implying a third, that third one composed of a romanticized version of humanity and self-reflection (or self-absorption, depending on your mood).

My mood was kind of nostalgic and sappy and sure, self-absorbed, so I clung to a few moments as if they represented some type of sexy truth about my life that no one else knew.

Particularly relevant was a deeply-buried memory of how my first job ever was working at a McDonalds. The reason this memory came up will be pretty damn obvious about 30 minutes into the show.

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Notes scribbled during a performance of Cineastas, expanded upon and turned into ten rules to live by Jan 30, 2015

  1. Two lives are more balanced than one. A double life is preferred, and keeps people guessing.
  2. Objects reconstruct life. Look around a space, how everything is placed tells our story.
  3. The juxtaposition of two things paves the way for a third idea. The superimposition of fiction upon a life creates a hybrid existence, clarified, rare, potentially immortal.
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The Work of Mariano Pensotti Jan 29, 2015

What are the moments we wished we had lived -but we didn’t?
What are the songs that should have accompanied those unlived moments? 
How can we categorize the lives we could have had but we didn’t?

Observers at a train station. An encyclopedia of wishes. Six neighbors in an apartment building. Theater and death. James Joyce.
Pensotti's work encapsulates all this and more. 

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"Could something be built in theatre that actually lasts?" Director Mariano Pensotti on Cineastas Jan 27, 2015

I am the ultimate artist
My time is personal, excessive.
If a guy lives until he is fifty,
I want to spend fifty years filmmaking.
Leonardo Favio

I started with fiction and discovered the real;
but behind the real is again fiction.
Jean-Luc Godard

Only the ephemeral lasts.
Ingmar Bergman

ABOUT THE PLAY

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"It's remarkable how many films are made here" - Mariano Pensotti on Argentinian cinema and inspirations for Cineastas Jan 23, 2015

Straight.com talks with Mariano Pensotti about the creation of Cineastas:

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ART SCHOOL | OntheBoards.tv Screening | Argentinian cinema! Jan 22, 2015

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The Universal Latin American Theater of Mariano Pensotti - essay by Analola Santana Jan 21, 2015

Anatola Santana breaks down preconceptions about Latin American theater and Mariano Pensotti's singular vision:

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Five things to know about Mariano Pensotti Feb 8, 2012

This weekend the El pasado es un animal grotesco, the epic megafiction of Mariano Pensotti, is opening up in Seattle. Here are a few things to note about Mariano before heading to the theater:

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How do you create a turntable set? Feb 7, 2012

The massive truck containing the many pieces for El pasado es un animal grotesco has arrived and the great set construction has begun. In the next day something like this will be happening:

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