Lagon noir
Felipe Esparza (PE)
Lagon noir
Film -

Help me, my Lord, powerful father of the heavens, at this beautiful moment in time when I ask you, open my Lord, open your charm, so that I can enter into the midst of your spirit, so that I do not move, so that I am moved, and so that I can do whatever I want, at this beautiful moment in time, help me, and raise me up, protect me, bless me my Lord. Raise me up with your great powers, raise me up with your great spirit, raise me up with this beautiful light that you possess, with this beautiful light that never goes out, that will never go out, whatever happens, century after century, you will live eternally in this beautiful light of the sun, which here is luminous and there reflects, at the right times, at the right moments.

Marco Garro, Mikel Hoyle, Ana Lucía Pérez, Leonardo Barbuy, Luis Gonzales Palma, Eduardo Zapata, Cindy Coutant, Blandine Tourneux, Béla Tarr, Sebastián Esparza, Walther Esparza, Camila Rodríguez Triana, Blanca Camell Galí, Mili Pecherer, Janaina Wagner, Olivier Sola, Dana Bonilla et Lorena Tulini.

Felipe Esparza
Felipe Esparza Pérou
Promotion André S. Labarthe

Felipe Esparza’s work creates dynamic links and tensions between cinema, the visual arts and video creation. His projects display a marked interest in social content and an exploration of themes such as nature, non-verbal communication, the sacred, its symbolic derivatives and the relationship between image and body and image and truth. He tackles the complex relationship of these themes through visual narratives in which contemporary visual imagination cohabits with archives and local and universal cultural codes, creating metalingual pieces.


He studied communications at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, where he specialized in video and graphic design. At the same time he studied psychology at the same university. He continued his lm training in New York. In addition, he completed his Master in Contemporary Photography at the Image Center, Peru. He has taken courses in video art in Peru and workshops with artists and lmmakers such as Jonas Mekas, Vincent Moon, Victor Erice and Antoine Dagata. He has been selected as Director at the Talent Campus in Berlin. He lived in Beijing for some time in a residence with the Chinese artist Gaobo. His videos and video installations have been shown in national art centers such as MALI, Luis Miro Quesada, Lugar de la Memoria, Ministry of Culture (Lima) and international artists such as A Gaite Lyrique (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin ), Triennial Guangzhou Image (China), Videobrasil Festival (Sao Paulo), Municipal Camera of Lisbon (Portugal). His lms have been shown at lm festivals such as Lima Independent, Lima Film Festival, Uniondocs (NY), Les Rencontres Internationales, Center Pompidou (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin). International Exhibition of Audiovisual Appropriation (Lima). He had a focus of his work at the Festival de Lima Independiente. In addition, his work has been projected in different cineclubs of Latin America. He has won an award at the Independent Lima Festival and the National Competition for Experimental Projects (DAFO).

  • Montage son: Yannick Delmaire
  • Mixage: Yannick Delmaire
  • Scénario: Felipe Esparza
  • Montage image: Felipe Esparza
  • Image: Fernando Criollo
  • Son: Christian Ñeco Bornaz

Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains