“Lo que se ve, no se pregunta” –– Juan Gabriel
Join us for a night of video-art from visiting artist Jorge Bordello who is traveling from Mexico to present their films with us.
Jorge Bordello, a queer Mexican artist from Tlaxcala (b. 1989) shares a feature length video, EL SIGLO DE LAS LUCES (The Century of Lights), almost censored by the Mexico City government in the exhibition El Chivo Expiatorio: SIDA + Violencia + Acción, and other video works engaging nationalism, patriarchy, queerness and the political body.
Dr. Itzia Fernández Escareño describes Bordello’s 5 part manifesto, EL SIGLO DE LAS LUCES, as a rich catalogue of “a century of homophobia, but above all of resistance and the exercise of pleasure, the seductive, subversive power in and of the homorerotic imaginary.”
The program will include a selection of current work SEÑALES DE CONQUSITA (Signs of Conquest) and other short video pieces by Bordello to introduce us to this maker’s mind and practice. This program will be completely bilingual (Spanish and English) with subtitles and translation in both languages for our conversation with the artist following the screening. This screening was programmed by Jose Luis Benavides as part of the ongoing series Sin Cinta Previa.
EL SIGLO DE LAS LUCES
Dir. Jorge Bordello (México, 2017) 54 min
SEÑALES DE CONQUSITA: EL LIENZO DE TLAXCALA (México, 2019) 14 min
FUEGO (México, 2016) 3 min
Please note: seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Jorge Bordello (b. Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1989) is a video artist whose work overlaps between the document and fiction, family archives and the national narratives, the assembly of the body and public life. Through his work, he implements audiovisual manipulation as a model of dialogue, in which cataloging and reprogramming is parasitic to the historiographic process. His accolades include awards such as the Fomento y Coinversiones Culturales (FONCA 2011), Jóvenes Creadores (PECDAT 2013, FONCA 2016), and the Programa de Apoyo a las Culturas Municipales y Comunitarias (PACMyC 2015). His video work has been part of festivals such as ULTRAcinema MX, FICUNAM, The International Postporno Festival, Cinemaissí: Latinamerican Film Festival and Contemporary Mexican Film Festival of Barcelona. He is currently working as program coordinator of the civil association coarco ac and is a programmer and host of the television project Imagen Nómada (Tlaxcala Televisión, Channel 22).