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HAY MUERTOS QUE NO HACEN RUIDO 2015

Claudia Joskowicz

Claudia Joskowicz’s work looks at history and its repercussions on landscape. In her videos and installations, historic events and personal stories with a historic dimension are revisited and anchored in her native Latin American landscape. On the whole, her work addresses the way technology mediates and redefines concepts like history and memory.

Hay muertos que no hacen ruido / Some Dead Don’t Make a Sound, uses the Mexican legend of the Weeping Woman, ‘La Llorona’, as a metaphor for a nation in mourning.

The Weeping Woman is a broken symbol, a melange of pre-Hispanic myths and various representations of mother goddesses. In its different versions, the legend preserves elements of its indigenous essence and represents time, the road to the underworld, death in the supernatural, and hopelessness in the everyday. Therefore, she is emblematic of the despair of a nation. In the last scene, the voices emerging from the radio deliver the harsh reality of collective mourning as we hear an interview with the parents of the 43 disappeared students of Ayotzinapa.

Registering shots of everyday life of the city of Oaxaca and juxtaposing the mundane with the mystical, this video captures the messy reality of urban life reflected in the media, which used to trivialize it.

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Country

México

Genre

Video Art

Language

Spanish

Runtime

10:30

Crew

Production: LARA 2014, an ASIACITI TRUST Project

Cast: Rosario Ordóñez Fuentes and Christian Rasgado

Cinematography: Antonio Turok

Camera: Benjamín Cabral

Photography Assistant: Ángel Jara Taboada

Editor: Claudia Joskowicz

Director’s Assistant: Alejandro Reynaud

Production Assistant: Bruno Varela

Grip and Dolly: Gustavo Mora and Fredy Rubio

Audio:

Music: Stefano Scodanibbio, Canzoniere messicano – Canzone popolare: La llorona, Quartetto Prometeo, EMC NEW 2013

Los Sleepers, Al ritmo de la lluvia, Peerless, 2008

Radio: Radio Plantón, Oaxaca, México, 2006;

Ventana Pública: Entervista a padres y estudiantes de Ayotzinapa, www.eskucharadio.com.mx , November 4, 2014

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Claudia Joskowicz

Claudia Joskowicz (b. 1968, Santa Cruz de la Siera, Bolivia) makes poignant and unsettling video works that form a palimpsest of public and private histories. Blending documentary with fictional narrative, Joskowicz recreates episodes of violence—both latent and eruptive—excavated from Bolivia’s past to reveal hidden traumas and tentatively offer the possibility of catharsis. On the whole, her work addresses the way technology mediates and redefines concepts like history and memory.

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Theme

Mythology

Schedule

Thursday, 3 November, 2016

HAY MUERTOS QUE NO HACEN RUIDO <span>2015</span>
HAY MUERTOS QUE NO HACEN RUIDO <span>2015</span>
HAY MUERTOS QUE NO HACEN RUIDO <span>2015</span>