Tonalli by Colectivo Los Ingrávidos (Screening)
Drawing on the ancient Nahuatl concept of the animating soul or life force, Tonalli engages the ritualistic powers of the cinema, summoning fire, flowers, and many moons into a frenetic and mesmerizing in-camera collage. Here, amid thickly swirling images and textured abstractions, the gods of creation and fertility manifest, dissolving into iridescent colors and dense, corporeal rhythms.
Colectivo Los Ingrávidos is a Mexican film collective founded in 2012 to dismantle commercial and corporate audio-visual grammar and its embedded ideology. The collective is inspired by the historical avant-gardes and their commitment to using both form and content against alienating realities.
Music composed by Lluvia de Palos.