Ginés Olivares

mmmmmfilms is a collective created by Luna Montenegro, Ginés Olivares, and Adrian Fisher in 2003 in Berlin, Germany. They share a common interest in moving image, performance, poetry, and sound. Their early film works, such as OSH (2003), explored the time space of live performance in relation to filmed performance.  In later works, such as Los Infantes del Castillo (2007), they examined the relation between phonetic language and the body exploring the crossover into visceral filmmaking. Through ritual and sound they produce a mediative atmosphere in which the inside of the body becomes part of the other. In the weight of things (2011), they focus on ideas of memory and identity combining performance, sculpture, and intervention within a locality. "some recollections of mortality" is the result of a collaboration in writing and filmmaking to open spaces between word, sound, and image. They are currently working on their first co-directed feature film (German/Chilean/English production).

Ginés Olivares was born in 1976 in Santiago de Chile and studied film at Universidad Arcis. After finishing his studies he started to edit documentaries for Chilean Television and to create “video-poetry.” In 2002 he moved to Berlin, Germany, and currently works as a freelance director, editor, cameraman, and performer. In 2008 he won, with Wolfgang Reinke, the German Association of Film Editors' Bild-Kunst Dokumentarfilm Schnitt Preis for Best Editing for the feature film documentary Nicht böse sein, for which he was also a cameraman. He is currently working on documentary and art films.