MiruFiyu (AKA MilleFeuille) confections pre-existing footage into allegories about banal violence and decadent melancholia. Clips of random daily life (sourced from YouTube) are recast as dramatic events imbued with cinematic qualities and mythic allusions. When the hard cuts and juxtapositions reveal a landscape of oppressive control, mundane normal gives way to the surreal. MiruFiyu’s intention is not to subsume the original footage, and its first context, into a singular idea, but rather to reveal the multivalence of found imagery.
MiruFiyu's name references a famous 'thousand leaves' pastry whose origin is unknown because like windblown leaves drifting over lands and through time, the 'thousand leaves' pastry is an eternal remix.
I WENT TO A PARTY ALONE 73 min.
PAPA IS IN THE GARDEN 15 min.
THE KITTENS' TEA PARTY 10.5 min.
2023 La Inesperada Spain 2022 Transterritorial de Cine Underground Argentina / ULTRAcinema México / Family Film Project Portugal / Mientras Tanto Cine Uruguay curators Michael Ramos-Araizaga, Javier Guerra, Silvana Camors. 2021 ULTRAcinema México curator Antonio Arango (Papa Is in the Garden) / ULTRAcinema México curator Antonio Arango (Cupid's Fever). 2020 Simon Fraser University Canada Professor Laura U. Marks / ULTRAcinema México curators Efrain Bedoya, Libertad Gills. 2019 Family Film Project Portugal. 2018 Festival of (In)Appropriation USA curators Jaimie Baron, Lauren S. Berliner, Greg Cohen.