Directors Lounge Screening:

Txema Novelo
Visions from Mexican Underground

Thursday, 27 June 2013
Bergstraße 2, 10115 Berlin-Mitte

Txema, artist from Mexico who just finished his Emare Residency in Bourges will present his newest video „Still Movie“, and a selection of his works related to Vale Vergas Discos, his music label involved with Mexican underground music.

Txema usually works with 16mm or super-8 and each of his films is related to a music piece starring the musicians. However, unlike commisioned „music videos“, these films show the artist’s visions for the tunes, the videos taking up a life and a story for themselves, and mixing urban life, images of nature and mythology. „Still Movie“ will be presented for the first time in Germany, as work-in-progress with 4 of 5 planned chapters of tribute to Walter Schmidt a largely influential first generation Mexican punk musician. Txema Novelo: ‘I share the same church as Dan Graham: „Rock’n Roll is my religion“’

The artist will be available for Q&A.

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