Projector presents “The Sun Quartet” (2017) by Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, a short film quartet of psychedelic metaphors that explore the grammar of trauma in the recent socio-political landscape of Mexico.
2017, 16mm, 61:00
Video available until September 26
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The Sun Quartet, not to be forgotten
Mexico is going through an epidemic of forced disappearance (women, men, young people, boys, girls, teenagers, adults) that has not stopped increasing since the Mexican government declared the so-called war on drugs in 2007. Sponsored and emboldened by the North American power manufactured in the USA, the irresponsible Mexican government plunged the country into a limbo from which the victims and society are far from escaping. This political and governmental attitude promoted the emergence and irruption of ominous events that end up sinking and disseminating in the mundanity of the daily experience, encouraging the permanent absence of the event through the insistence of its disseminated effects in different symbolic, discursive, and narrative strata.
Nevertheless, the symbolic universe produced by the effects of what happened —the ominous event, in other words, the mass disappearance of 43 young students—implied the emergence and postulation of a symbolic “totality” and an “impossible” narrative, broken, fractured, paradoxical.
Thus, this proliferation of narratives around the event implied an obstacle as a condition for the narration and reconstruction of what happened: the complete integration and reconstruction of the event in the symbolic universe became impossible, and a subjective destitution emerged as a structural element of what was narrated. The story then became a fractured story, it was developed and witnessed from a look made possible by a subjective destitution that led us to the zero-degree of subjectivity. Six years after the disappearance of 43 young students, a cry continues to resound and multiply its echoes: Alive they were taken away! Alive we want them! Let this solar quartet serve as a reminder not to forget.
Colectivo Los Ingrávidos