Tierra en Trance

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

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Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

38 Minutes

Staff Picks

April 1–30, 2023

These are the dancing bodies in agitated rapture: a 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, percussive woods. Here the audiovisual diagram that guides us, the kinetic breath that inspires us, the serpentine spear that snatches us away, the agitated plumes that tremble at us. Here are the sounds and rumbles of Teponaztli, a Mesoamerican percussive instrument: serpentine, dancing, bouncing sticks, trunks, branches, and wood. Kinetic and audiovisual serialism from the embers of the Earth. This is the entranced Earth.

Presented on e-flux Film alongside The Sun Quartet (2017), as the April 2023 edition of Staff Picks featuring Colectivo Los Ingrávidos.

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Film, Latin America, Music
Mexico, Planet Earth, Rituals & Celebrations
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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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