Pia Cseri-Briones

In her films, Pia Cseri-Briones explores documentary subjects within an experimental aesthetic, and combines a poetic and a historical perspective to generate a new view of the facts. Her work is marked by the integration of cinematic techniques, including direct manipulation of the celluloid (via hand-coloring, hand-processing and optical printing) and unaltered live-action footage. Multi-lingual texts, particularly English and Spanish, appear within a non-linear structure and challenge one's visual perception across multiple planes of time and space. In her films, history, memory, and nostalgia are given equal weight in order to create a sensory response in the mind of the viewer. As an artist, her intention is to provoke the spectator's active participation in the filmic experience via visual, emotional and mental stimulation.