September 15 – 18 | 10am-5pm
Free and open to the public
Presented in partnership with the Camden International Film Festival
CIFF’s 2022 Storyforms exhibition features Colectivo Los Ingrávidos (Tehuacán, Mexico), showcasing three different works as an installation looping every 2 hours during the festival. This year’s Storyforms program is free to the public in CMCA’s Guy D. Hughes Gallery.
Colectivo Los Ingrávidos is a Mexican film collective founded in 2012 to dismantle the commercial and corporate audiovisual grammar and ideology. Their methods combine digital and analog mediums, interventions on archival materials, propaganda, mythology, social protests, and documentary poetry. Their radical experimentations in documentary and cinematography produce visual and auditory images that are political possibilities in their own right.
All other galleries will be closed during this time for installation.
Colectivo Los Ingrávidos’ three works on view include:
Tierra en Trance (2022)
The international premiere of this film features dancing bodies in an agitated rapture: prelude to trance, invocation of the gods, consecration of intermittence. Here our point of view sparkles under the spell and trance of things gathered, fallen, yielding, pluvial. Mesoamerican wind, goddess breath, breeze of sticks. This is the Earth in a Trance.
Notes for a Deja Vú (2021)
A political film is an experience where Jonas Mekas (deceased Lithuanian-American filmmaker) still lives. We listen to him reminiscing an imaginary journey to Mexico. This movie is filmed with an expired 16mm celluloid during a popular protest.
The Sun Quartet (2017)
A solar composition in four movements; a political composition in four natural elements; an audiovisual composition in four bodily mutations. And the clamor of the people that shook Mexico after the night of September 26, 2014. The disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa opened a breach in the Mexican political body.
CIFF will present a follow up conversation on Colectivo Los Ingrávidos’ work, process, and praxis on Saturday, Sept 17 at 3:30pm at the French Room in the Camden Opera House, alongside other artists engaging in similar organic treatments of form, preservation, and materiality. Learn more at: https://pointsnorthinstitute.org/ciff/storyforms/
Cover image: still from The Sun Quartet (2017)