El Día Que Me Quieras | The Day You'll Love Me (1997)
Format: 16 mm
Length: 30 min
An investigation of death and the power of photography a meditation on the last picture taken of Ernesto Che Guevara as he lay dead on a table surrounded by his captors in Bolivia in 1967.
Coral Prize for Best Experimental Documentary, Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (Cuba)
Antioch Summer Institute (NY)/Istanbul Festival (Turkey)/Festival del Nueva Cine Latinoamericano (Cuba)/Videoteca Del Sur (NY)/Visible Evidence Conference/Havana Film Festival (NY)/Febio Fest (Prague)/Rio de Janeiro (Sao Paulo)/venues in Rotterdam, New York, Chicago
Whitney Museum of American Art (NY)/Portland Art Museum (OR)/Museum of Modern Art (NY)/San Francisco State University (CA)/
First Run/Icarus Films
32 Court St 21st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
El Día Que Me Quieras (The Day You'll Love Me) (1997)
Mirror on the Moon (1992)
The Visit (1986)
The Project for the Day Youll Love Me (1997)
The Catherwood Project (1985-1995)
The Judas Window (1982)
Leandro Katz, is an Argentine-born writer, visual artist and filmmaker known for his films and installations. He has lived and worked in New York from 1965 until 2006, and currently alternates between Buenos Aires and Los Angeles. He has worked on two long-term projects: The Catherwood Project (a photographic reconstruction of the 1850s Stephens and Catherwood expeditions to the Maya ruins), and Project For The Day You'll Love Me (an investigation of events around Che Guevaras capture and execution in Bolivia in 1967). Both these installations made up the exhibition Two Projects/A Decade, at El Museo del Barrio in 1996. Project For The Day You'll Love Me was shown in the Sexta Bienal de La Habana, Cuba, and The Chicago Art Institute, among others. Leandro Katz has made a total of 17 films. His film The Day You'll Love Me, won the Coral Prize at the Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana . His work has earned the Guggenheim, the Rockefeller, and N.E.A. Fellowships, and he has received support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Hubert Bals Fund, Rotterdam International Film Festival. In 2001 Leandro Katz completed a documentary "Paradox" on the former plantations of the United Fruit Company in Honduras and Guatemala. He has been a member of the faculty at the School of Visual Arts - Art History Program, Brown University - Semiotics Program and a professor of film production and theory in the College of Arts and Communication at William Paterson University. His most recent exhibitions of photographs and films include 'Photos & Techstos' at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires MAMBA, and 'Cámara Emplumada' at the Centro Cultural de España CCEBA, Argentina.
October, November, December 2007
Leandro Katz 's Tania and The Trophies was exhibited at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, in November and December. This show featured large scale photographic installations on the mythological figure of Tania, the woman who fought alongside Ernesto Che Guevara, and included segments of a work in progress about the search of Guevara's remains and forensic anthropology. (Argentina)
July, August, September 2007
Leandro Katz's work was included in the exhibition Cámara Emplumada, which showcased films, installations and photographs concerned with the Maya regions of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. The exhibition was displayed at the Centro Cultural de España (CCEBA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from July through September.
Leandro Katzs Bedlam Days: The Early Plays of Charles Ludlam and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, a photographic exhibition documenting the Off-Broadway troupe that developed into one of the most consistently experimental companies of the late 1960s through 1970s, is on view at Millennium Gallery in New York in April through mid-May.
Q: How do you approach the beginning of a project?
A: In my experience, the project has been on my mind for a long time, for decades in some cases. When I finally begin the project, the most basic questions such as subject, structure, scope, have been resolved. Most of my projects involve a long research period that may require entering into disparate disciplinary fields such as history, archaeology, journalism, astronomy, all that. The rest may be explained in the next question.