Curated by Alexandra Gelis & Jorge Lozano
LUXANDO. The first thoughts that came to mind when we were planning this program were how in these troubled times, living with the feeling that the future is what life used to be, and at the same time, being compelled to think about new horizons of hope, imagining what has not happened but should. And, combined with Audre Lorde’s quote “Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought”, became point of entry and exit. How to give up control to allow encounters to produce unexpected or unthought results?
From the archives of CFMDC in Toronto, we selected six experimental films made in celluloid 35mm, 16mm, and Super 8mm, which share the poetics of embodiment, discontinuity, the indeterminate, analog glitch, perturbations, gaps, scratches, repetitions, chaos, noise. And, to provoke an encounter, we invited six South American artists who share these poetic frictions, in their sound practice and asked them to respond to the impact on their terms, to bring forth new possibilities.
“LUXANDO” means to dislocate, to get out of the frame, to get out of the structure, to get out of oneself, out of juncture.
—Alexandra Gelis and Jorge Lozano
“Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought”...