Veterans explores the question of what it means to be a war veteran, in the context of the Malvinas/ Falkland War.
This video installation asks how this war is remembered by those men who were around 18 year-old soldiers in 1982, and are now in 2014, at the age of 50 something, veterans. Each of the veterans reconstructs his experience in a space he currently attends daily: a psychologist re-enacts a bomb explosion at the Psychiatric Hospital where he works, a triathlon champion re-enacts the death of this partner in the swimming pool where he trains every day…All of them perform their war memories like in a time machine that brings their past into their present.
Concept and 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.
Editing Alejo Moguillansky.
Editing Collaboration Nele Wohlatz.
Translation Daniel Tunnard.
VETERANS was presented at
Royal Court Theatre London
Theaterformen Festival Braunschweig
Weinberg / Newton Gallery Chicago
Parque de la Memoria (as part of the exhibition Stunt double)