Laura Huertas Millan is an artist and filmmaker exploring narrative through documentary fiction films, soundworks and creative writing. Her work has been shown internationally in contemporary art venues such as the Palais de Tokyo, la Villa Arson, the Annecy Castle, Barcelona’s CCCB, LABORAL, MAC Santiago de Chile, MAMBO Colombia, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Vienna’s AwZ. Her films have also been screened in film festivals such as FIDMarseille, Curtas Vila do Conde, 25 FPS, Tampere, Antimatter, l’Alternativa, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Videobrasil biennale, Ficunam and more. She has been awarded fellowships and grants in support of her work from the French government (2001-2008), the City of Paris Production Grant (2010, 2014), the Colombian Film Development Fund (2013) and most recently was awarded at the Videobrasil festival (Resartis Residency Prize, 2013). She studied at the Beaux-Arts de Paris (Fine Arts School of Paris) and le Fresnoy. She is presently a PhD candidate at PSL University, affiliated with the Ecole Nationale Supérieure rue d’Ulm and the Beaux-Arts de Paris in France. She is also a visiting fellow at the Sensory Ethnography Lab, affiliated to the Social Anthropology Program in Harvard University.
La Ciudad de la Luz is part of an ongoing series of films dealing with the rise of modernism in Colombia and the mimicry of decadent foreign models. Linking together the present of an Amazonian militant woman with the past ruins of a parc in Bogota, the film will combine anthropology and fiction.