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November 21st, 2019 VISIONS: Colectivo los Ingrávidos

VISIONS: Colectivo los Ingrávidos I

VISIONS, the experimental-documentary screening series, presents the works of Mexican collective Colectivo Los Ingrávidos. Feminist and avant-garde, the collective exists to dismantle the audiovisual grammar of aesthetic corporativism. Los Ingrávidos attack the audiovisual ideology by which social and perceptive control is maintained over the majority of the population. The collective appropriates various sources to plumb the depths of the collective imagi- nation: archival images, Aztec mythology, hand- developped 16 mm film, street protests, revolutionary poetry.

Impressions for a Light and Sound Machine
Mexico | 2017 | 7 min | Spanish | English subtitles
A woman gives a painful and endless speech that shakes the collective memory. Her words stab at an old Mexican film. The celluloid tears apart until it disappears.

Coyolxauhqui
Mexico | 2017 | 10 min | No dialogue
Coyolxauhqui recasts the mythical dismemberment of the Aztec Moon goddess by her brother Huitzilopochtli. The film unveils contemporary Mexican femicide.

Sangre Seca
Mexico | 2017 | 10 min | Spanish | English subtitles
Various historical moments of political activism in Mexico are superimposed and corroded on the emulsion of expired film.

Have You Seen? (Mother’s Day)
Mexico | 2017 | 7 min | No dialogue
Mothers and relatives of the disappeared participated in the « March of National Dignity. Mothers searching for their Sons, Daughters and Justice ».

Altares
Mexico | 2019 | 3 min | No dialogue
Altares is an audiovisual shrine composed of small temples that contain images of ancient deities.

Visages dans la foule 1 : Anabase
Mexico | 2019 | 6 min | No dialogue
Visages dans la foule 2 : Memorial
Mexico | 2019 | 15 min | No dialogue
Visages dans la foule 3 : Parallaxe
Mexico | 2019 | 5 min | No dialogue
A political composition on natural resistance. These images are an expiring breath in danger of extinction. These images become extinguished, consumed: a drop, a pure intensity which only appears when falling. In the presence of the image these audiovisual crowds become an affected body, assaulted by entropy. A face exhausted and reanimated by the continuous sound trance that traverses the battlefield.

Itzcòatl
Mexico | 2016 | 5 min | No dialogue
The scales of the snake refract a trance and invocation. In the epicentre, the pyramids join Izcóatl's battle. The « Obsidian Serpent » propagates an exhortation: all the dances against the war.

Organized by VISIONS, Presented in collaboration with Le Cinéma Moderne,The Consulat general of Mexico in Montreal

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