PLATFORM: Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

Saturday, 23 January 2021

23-01-21 PLATFORM: Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

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.

Saturday, 23 January 2021

20:30

Online

£5

CLASS STRUGGLE

CLASS STRUGGLE

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

2'

2020

Mexico

Make the rich pay for COVID-19.

IMPRESSIONS FOR A LIGHT AND SOUND MACHINE

IMPRESSIONS FOR A LIGHT AND SOUND MACHINE

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

7'

2014

Mexico

A woman raises her voice and gives a painful, endless speech. With time, her words become more overwhelming, heartbreaking and permanent impressions in the collective memory, stabbing an old Mexican film - a celluloid that tears apart until its disappearance.

COYOLXAUHQUI

COYOLXAUHQUI

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

10'

2017

Mexico

A recasting of the mythical dismemberment of the Aztec Moon goddess, Coyolxauhqui, by her brother Huitzilopochtli, the deity of war, Sun and human sacrifice. The film is a poem of perception, one that unveils how contemporary Mexican femicide is linked to a patriarchal history with roots in deeper cultural constructs.

TEAR GAS

TEAR GAS

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

2'

2019

Mexico

The politics of breathing.

HAVE YOU SEEN? (MOTHER'S DAY)

HAVE YOU SEEN? (MOTHER'S DAY)

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

7'

2017

Mexico

Mother’s Day in Mexico is considered one of the most important family holidays of the year. Thousands of mothers have nothing to celebrate. They are the mothers of victims of forced disappearances. These mothers and relatives of the disappeared participate in the March of National Dignity, searching for their sons, daughters and justice.

DRESDEN CODEX

DRESDEN CODEX

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

5'

2020

Mexico

The Dresden Codex is a pre-hispanic book that was kidnapped and rediscovered in the city of Dresden, Germany. It keeps a presage of a destruction to come.

ABECEDARIO/ B

ABECEDARIO/ B

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

5'

2014

Mexico

An audiovisual experience of the current Mexican war.

FACES IN THE CROWD 3: PARALAJE

FACES IN THE CROWD 3: PARALAJE

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

5'

2018

Mexico

A political composition on natural resistance. These images are an expiring breath in danger of extinction. These images become extinguished, consumed: a drop of pure intensity which only appear 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. Faces for an eye that would not need to see.

SANGRE SECA

SANGRE SECA

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

9'

2017

Mexico

Various historical moments of political activism in Mexico are superimposed and corroded on the emulsion of expired film. Footage from the International Women's Day in 2017 is coupled with the recording of a powerful speech about the gruesome aftermath of the 2006 civil unrest in San Salvador Atenco.

KRISTALLNACHT

KRISTALLNACHT

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

3'

2020

Mexico

The name Kristallnacht ("Crystal Night") comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings and synagogues were smashed. Brief glimpses of an infamous night.

ARCANE 1: AMERICAN HOUSE

ARCANE 1: AMERICAN HOUSE

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

6'

2019

Mexico

Constructed under the spell of Arachne, a five-part audiovisual textile exposing a web of raids over the American houses, a landscape of protests under the web of segmented time, the entrails of the American factory and endless American party in motion.

PLAGUE (SCREEN 1)

PLAGUE (SCREEN 1)

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

7'

2020

Mexico

Scratch the image. As a consequence of a global quarantine, an entire device emerged. With much of humanity locked up and eager for communication, a pandemic exhibitionism went viral. Covid 19 mobilizes an audiovisual pandemic. The result: a plague of viralized images.