Still image from Laida Lertxundi's The Room Called Heaven, 2012.

Laida Lertxundi

By Katie Bradshaw for Bomb Magazine on October 2014

I am interested in her choice of careful frames, her relation to the body and its representation, and how uniquely and interestingly she succeeds in emphasizing the aural environment so that it directly influences and cannot be pulled apart from the image. There is a mysterious quality to her films that is both natural and unpretentious. I watch her films over and over again, the same way I’ve rewound a mix-tape over and over again to a specific track that pulls me out of myself...

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Laida Lertxundi
UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts Faculty

Still image courtesy of Laida Lertxundi.


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