@ Still from The Machine of the Future (La máquina de futuro), 2024



Bruno Varela


Hangar Online


March 8th | 6 pm


March 8th to April 8th, 2024


La máquina de futuro
Neón Cortex
La Ranura en el Tiempo (Anáhuac contra los Robots)


A cinema that thinks of itself as archive, as fragment and totality at the same time.
Temporary clot organized as matter in transit,
only provisionally imaginable.
An agreement from a device and a perception.

We work against the program,
trying to reveal its matrix-clock.
Pulses and time codes.
Around structural linearity we propose intensities, fractures, sporulations, contagions, discharges.

A cinema that is not interested in the industrial story of continuous development.

The new propagations go through the machine,
a constellation of presences can transform the existing order.

Bruno Varela, Mexico City, 1971.Audiovisual artist graduated from the Metropolitan Autonomous University UAM
Since 1992, he has dedicated himself full-time to research-production with film and video. Its process has essentially developed in the geographical and conceptual south of the country and the continent, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatán, Guerrero, Bolivia and Ecuador.
The work has been shown in multiple forums, exhibitions and festivals in Mexico and abroad such as the Guggenheim NY, the Getty Research Institute L.A, Redcat Center for Contemporary Arts L.A, E.U, The Artists cinema, Frieze Projects/LUX London England, Cinematheque Ontario , Canada, the Tenth Havana Biennial, Cuba, The Reina Sofía Art Center, Madrid, Spain, The Moving Image Biennial, BIM, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oberhausen International Festival in Germany, Ann Arbor film Festival, E.U., The Experimental Media Congress in Toronto, Canada, Morelia International Film Festival, Mexico, Hotdocs international Documentary Festival, Toronto, Canada, Crossroads San Francisco, EU.

Installations and performances have been exhibited in the Audiovisual Cabinet of the Carrillo Gil Art Museum, Waiting Room, Amparo Museum, Puebla, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, D.F, Museum of contemporary art, Moca – Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, EU, Hangar, Lisbon, Portugal.
Among multiple other spaces and forums of all sizes and colors.

He has received awards and mentions for his work at several festivals. The E-flux award given for the first time in 2015 within the framework of the international short film festival of Oberhausen, Germany in 2015, Honorable Mention at FICUNAM 2018. The best photography in vid@rte 99 México DF, The best work in the Geografias Suaves festival, Mérida Yucatán 2002 and two honorable mentions at the videofest, Biennial of Experimental Video Mexicali BC 2007 and 2012. He received the Silver Puma for the best Mexican film at Ficunam 2023.

Member of the National System of Art Creators in 2019. He received the Media Artist distinction from the Rockfeller Foundation in 2006.