A life marked by wandering. A character that leaves no traces or maps to trace. The file does not give an account of him. His works had no scripts and only existed in the fugacity of the moment. Jorge Bonino was an unclassifiable artist. He triumphed in all of Europe without a translator, he only used an invented language that everyone understood. An imaginary friend mapped the traces his body left in space through stories about a possible life.
(Córdoba, Argentina) is a director and a film editor. He has worked on more than thirty feature films for cinema and about fifty documentaries for television. He has made pieces for museums and plastic artists. He was a teacher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in the master's degree in documentary filmmaking and at the National University of Córdoba he gives seminars on editing. As an editor we can highlight Las calles de María Aparicio (2015) and the documetary feature Las cruces de Teresa Arredondo and Carlos Vásquez (2018). Un cuerpo estalló en mil pedazos is his first feature.
Un cuerpo estalló en mil pedazos (doc, 2020).
“I started with the question Who is Jorge Bonino? The first attempt hit the impossibility of knowing. To speak of Bonino is to put in check the ‘documentary institution.’ There is no subject and there is no work. Bonino improvised and did not write scripts. After Bonino there were no recordings of his "acts" except some photographs. His work is myth and memory. His works are only in those who lived them. With Bonino the idea of biography is disarticulated. I only found loose pieces, crumbs, fragments of a past life, all sustained by the myth built around him. What is concrete is the emptiness and the lack of an archive. Bonino invented a language and that language invented a life, as difficult to unravel as the language that built it.”