Impressions for a Light and Sound Machine

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

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Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Impressions for a Light and Sound Machine (still), 2017.

An Other Cinema: Apparatus and Histories Impressions for a Light and Sound Machine
Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

6 Minutes

September 6–20, 2021

A woman raises her voice and gives a painful and endless speech that with time becomes more and more overwhelming. Her words leave heartbreaking and permanent impressions on the collective memory, stabbing at an old Mexican film— a celluloid that tears apart until it disappears.

Impressions for a Light and Sound Machine is presented as part of the program An Other Cinema: Apparatus and Histories, curated by Lukas Brasiskis and designed to precede the online symposium The State of the Moving Image (September 17–19).

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Film, Contemporary Art
Video Art, Mexico, Violence, Libraries & Archives, Memory
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Colectivo Los Ingrávidos was founded in Tehuacán Mexico in 2012 to dismantle the commercial and corporate audiovisual grammar and its embedded ideology. The collective is inspired by the historical avant-gardes and their commitment to using both form and content against alienating realities. Their methods combine digital and analogue mediums, interventions on archival materials, agitprop, mythology, social protests, and documentary poetry. Their radical experimentations in documentary and cinematography produce visual and auditory impressions that are political possibilities in their own right. Their work has been exhibited internationally, including at the 2019 Whitney Biennial, the Bienal de la Imagen Movimiento in Buenos Aires, International Film Festival Rotterdam, RIDM Montreal International Documentary Festival, Images Festival; Media City Film Festival, Ambulante Cine Documental, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and Festival Internacional de Cine FILMADRID among many others. Their collection of poetry Solares was published by Evidence Press at the Centre for Expanded Poetics (Montréal, 2018).


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