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).

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Film, Contemporary Art
Video Art, Mexico, Violence, Libraries & Archives, Memory
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Colectivo Los Ingrávidos (Tehuacán) is a Mexican film collective founded in 2012 to dismantle 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 analog mediums, interventions on archival materials, agitprop, mythology, social protests, and documentary poetry. Their radical experimentations on documentary and cinematographic devices produce images, both visual and auditory, that are political possibilities in their own right. Colectivo Los Ingrávidos’ works have played at various film festivals including International Film Festival Rotterdam, RIDM Montreal International Documentary Festival, Images Festival; Punto de Vista, The Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, CROSSROADS, BFI London Film Festival, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Media City Film Festival, Experimental film festival Process, Ambulante Cine Documental, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Festival Internacional de Cine FILMADRID. Their work was a part of the 2019 Whitney Biennial, and the Bienal de la Imagen Movimiento in Buenos Aires (BIM). They were part of the 2018 Flaherty NYC Winter-Spring Series Common Visions. They were awarded jury prizes at Media City Film Festival, the Youth Award at Punto de Vista, the Marian McMahon Akimbo Award at the 2018 Images Film Festival, and the Norberto Griffa award to Latin-American Audiovisual Creation at the 2014 and 2016 BIM. Their recent collection of poetry SOLARES was published by Evidence Press at the Centre for Expanded Poetics (Montréal), and Thesis on the Audiovisual will be published (London-Paris).

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