Work in Progress (Part 2)

7 Jun 2013
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Strange encounters and juxtapositions: tangled modernity, surreal tradition, concrete fantasy.

There's a headiness here that is hard to resist: just ask the butterfly that came to drink with me in the marketplace in Tlacolula. In the overheated afternoons, the sun pushes us out of focus. The revolutionary horseman becomes quixotic, endlessly tilting at the traffic on the highway intersection. Sometimes his absurdity is all that makes sense.

It would be easy to get drunk on all this. What sobers us is the words, still to come.

These are screen grabs from the footage Nick Stewart shot during our trip to Oaxaca and Cuernavaca in December. Together with the conversations we filmed with Gustavo Esteva, this forms the material for the film essay on which we are currently working.

See more images in our previous post.