Contemporary Experimental Audiovisual in Mexico

David Wood

15 April 2015

This programme wishes to review experimental, alternative and independent filmmaking in contemporary Mexico. Though largely focusing on the production made in the wake of the Mexperimental*, encounters, it also includes previous works. We take “contemporary experimental” to mean a variety of (formally countercultural) alternative film and video practices, as well as a search for forms of production and distribution made possible by new technologies.

  • PROGRAMME 1. From 15 of April to 12 of July

ORIGINS / TECHNOLOGY:
Gregorio Rocha. Los rollos perdidos de Pancho Villa, 2003
Video DV, 8´54” (dos fragmentos)
Fernando Llanos. Stereovisión, 2008
Mini DV / Vídeo Celular, 7´25”


VOICES:
Adrián Arce, Diego Rivera Antonio Zirión. Voces de la Guerrero, 2004
Mini DV, 10´52” (fragment)


BORDER:
Jesse Lerner y Rubén Ortiz. Fronterilandia, 1995
16 mm, 9´19” (fragment), including a version with commentaries of the filmmakers


BODY:
Alfredo Salomón. Tensa calma, 2008
HD, 8´31”
Alejandra Islas. Muxes: Auténticas intrépidas buscadoras del peligro, 2005
Mini DV, 5´27” (fragmento)


MOVEMENT / PERCEPTION:
Luis Emilio Valdés. Feliz cumpleaños, 2006
DV, 5´07


MEDIATION / CONSUMPTION:
Ivan Edeza. De negocios y placer, 2000
Mini DV, 1´37”
Paulina del Paso. Invasión doméstica, 2002
DV, 3´16”
Domenico Capello. Phonesex, 2001
Mini DV, 0´56’’
Ricardo Nicolayevsky. The Big Whack, 2002
16 mm, 2´28”

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  • PROGRAMME 2. From 15 of July to 25 of October

ORIGINS / TECHNOLOGY:
Juan Carlos de la Parra. Muybridge cuántico, 2008
Mini DV, 0´37”


VOICES:
Bruno Varela. Exotic Nippon, 2000
Super 8, 2´06”
Jesse Lerner. The American Egypt, 2001
16mm, 11´34” (fragment)


BORDER:
Juan Carlos de la Parra. Transmigraciones, 2004
DV, 7´08”


BODY:
Ximena Cuevas. Cama, 1998
DV, 1´59”
Grace Quintanilla. Nací mujer, Whatever that Means, 2003
Mini DV, 4´24”
Jessica Cruz. Mujer Rota, 2003
DV, 4’30
María José Alós y Artemio Narro. Poetry in Motion, 2004
Mini DV, 11´09”


MEDIATION / CONSUMPTION:

Txema Novelo. Playing for Money, 2007
16 mm / DV, 12’15”


(González, R. y Lerner, J. Mexperiemental: 60 años de vanguardias en México, Santa Mónica, Smart Art Press, 1998)