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The House of Tupamaras is a group of Voguing performers based in Bogota, Colombia. They are professionally trained dancers that chose to break from the norm and explore the queerness of their bodies and their everyday self-expressions to turn their art form into a political tool, questioning the double standards of Colombian society. They create impromptu happenings, choreographed dances, kiki balls and have performed on stage with groups such as Pussy Riot, among others. Bogue stands for "Bogota Voguing" and seeks to capture the Tupamaras's attitude, athletic musculature, and spunky personalities. Seeing Voguing as a dance duel, the original music mixes the sounds of two very famous scenes of latino soap operas, that portray violent - but absurd - female fights. The volumetric capture process isolates the dancers and creates a baroque like light and atmosphere.
Created with the Kinect volumetric sensor, Processing 3.0, After Effects and Premiere. A version with English subtitles is also available.

  • Santiago Echeverry
  • Jaime Humberto Arboleda Restrepo
    La Vie en Rose
  • House of Tupamaras
  • Jonatan Sandoval
    Key Cast
    "Jona Tamara"
  • Camilo Acosta
    Key Cast
    "Lady Hunter"
  • Juan Escobar
    Key Cast
    "Honey Vergony"
  • William Delgado
    Key Cast
    "Pvssy Divx"
  • Andres Nash
    Key Cast
    "Roxy Tamara"
  • Jan Peer
    Key Cast
    "Laika Tamara"
  • Alejandro Díaz
    Key Cast
    "Cobra Tamara"
  • Daniel Azul
    Key Cast
  • Santiago Echeverry
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    LGBTQ, Gay, Transgender, dance
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Shooting Format:
    TGA still frame animation
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • CONNECT: Experimental Video Art Festival
    United States
    October 23, 2019
    World Premiere
    No competition
  • Kannibalfest 2020
    July 22, 2020
    European premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Santiago Echeverry
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Santiago Echeverry

Santiago Echeverry is a Colombian-American New Media Artist and Professor, with a background in Video Art, Web Design, and Performance Art. He started his artistic career in 1989, participating since then in some of the most important festivals in the world, and he is considered a pioneer in the field of Net Art and Queer Filmmaking in Latin America. In 1992, he graduated top of the inaugural class of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia’s Film and Television School. In 1995, he was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Grant to earn his Master's degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. He started his academic career in 1993, and is currently an Associate Professor and co-founder of the recently created Film, Animation and New Media Department at the University of Tampa. His research is focused on volumetric imaging, interactive web development, and creative coding. All his works and projects are available online at www.santi.tv

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Director Statement

I grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, a city where the mafia was blowing up buildings, and murdering people with drugs and bombs; AIDS was killing my friends, and death squads were threatening my life for being openly gay. Instead of seeking cover, I became a very visible New Media artist promoting change in my surroundings through video art, documentaries, performances and artivism.

I moved to New York in 1995 to get my Master's degree in Interactive Telecommunications just as the Internet was beginning to expand, and I immediately used the Web as a creative tool where all my art practice would come together, with a global perspective. The Internet has become the perfect tool to explore my passion for non-linear filmmaking, digital poetry, cyber-activism, creative code, photography, animation and interactive narration. I am using HTML5 / PHP / CSS3, Processing and video tools to produce my works, continuously exploring new open source software and hardware.

With some emotional links still left in Colombia and now living permanently in the United States, my work has evolved into a study of how we perceive and recreate ourselves in a digital environment, inseparable from a political context. Aesthetically, I am interested in the dialog between low and high resolution imaging, exploding the pixel grid to push the possibilities of computer code.

In my ongoing project, The Cabaret, I am committed to capturing the memories, lives, spaces, experiences, and appearance of LGBTQ communities, in a boiling political climate that reminds us of Germany in the 1930s.