PLATFORM: Colectivo Los Ingrávidos
Saturday 23rd January 2021
DRESDEN CODEX, dir. Colectivo Los Ingrávidos
For LSFF 2021’s Platform showcase, we’re excited to screen the hallucinatory, kaleidoscopic works of Colectivo Los Ingrávidos.
Since forming in Tehuacán, Mexico in 2011, the collective have anonymously produced and disseminated over 300 audio-visual works, spanning form from essay films, found-footage reconstruction, feverish shamanistic incantations and charged acts of political resistance.
Synthesising documentary footage with playful abstraction, their art-making concerns itself with the need to overthrow dominant audio-visual aesthetics of corporatist TV and cinema, scrutinising its ideological ties to state-sanctioned violence, femicide and ethnic cleansing.
Their varied style and radical sense of purpose offers up both the poetic and the sublime, creating violent, hypnotic beauty out of eroded celluloid and flickering pixels. Programmed by Tom Grimshaw. 68’
Please note, this screening can only accessed by UK audiences. This programme contains oral testimonies of violence and trauma, and flashing images.
Presented in association with Light Cone. Platform is an annual strand committed to spotlighting contemporary artist filmmakers working in unconventional ways across mediums.