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Enciclopedia de México

 

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Festivals, Museums & Gallery Screenings

 

MACO Mexico City International Contemporary Art Fair
Mexico City, 2011


My bed & I

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The installation includes a 13.30 minutes video, one brass headboard, two Régence bergères, a pair of Biscuit statuettes and a wardrobe full of clothes, shoes and other personal belongings, perfectly arranged and classified in a  4 x 4 m. room.

Alma Porry Pastorel was born in Rome on September 15, 1914. In the late fifties she moved to Mexico City. A few years later, perfectly healthy, she started organizing her whole life from her bed, which she decided never to leave again.
Every afternoon, family and friends gathered around her bed to talk about and laugh at life, She ended up hosting a sort of salon. To do so, she had to be presentable: every single morning, she carried out – from her bed still  -the thorough ritual of dressing up, putting on perfume and applying her make up.

Installation Description

Among a brass headboard, two Régence bergères, a pair of Biscuit statuettes and other women personal belongings, a series of vintage designer clothes are hanging perfectly aligned, across a 4 x 4 m. room. Over the walls a video is projected.

 

Video Technical Data

Duration13.30 minutes
Original languageItalian
SubtitlesEnglish & French
FormatVHS & PAL

Video Credits

Director, DPI & script writer Alejandro Gómez de Tuddo
ProducerUroboros~Basilisco
Editor Carlotta Cerquetti
Music Vampire, Vracchi-D'Anzi
Video post production Alejandro Cons
Place & date of productionMexico, 2010

The Niño Fidencio & his Brothers in Light

 

In the twenties, in the town of Espinazo, Nuevo León, in northern Mexico, José de Jesús Fidencio Síntora Constantino, better known as  “Niño Fidencio“, earned a reputation as a miraculous healer. Since 1938, the year in which he died, a few chosen people, known as Materias (Matter, in opposition to Spirit) or Cajitas (Little Boxes), began receiving the Niño’s spirit, thus perpetuating his charitable work as a medicine man. Currently, some espíritus de luz (Spirits of Light) are becoming manifest through other Materias or Cajitas, such as Margarita Catalán, Aurorita, the Santo Niño de Atocha and Pancho Villa, who come twice a year to the sacred sites in Espinazo -The Pirulito tree, the muddy waters of El Charquito, the swing and the cementery- and in solemn pilgrimage, climb up the Cuesta del Dolor (Path of Sorrow), all the way to the Niño’s grave, in order to fulfill the healing rituals for their sick ones.

 

View: Fidencio Clip

 

Festivals, Museums & Gallery Screenings

Cinematography & Mysticism (work  in  progress)
French Academy in Italy Villa Medici
Rome, 2007

International Film Festival (official selection)
Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, 2008

Atlante Latinoamericano
Futura Gallery
Prague, 2008
Pinacoteca di Volterra Museum
Volterra,  Italy, 2008
Rituals & Sacred Spaces
Galerie Califia,
Horazd’ovice, Czech Republic, 2012

 

Technical Data

Duration30 minutes
Original languageSpanish
SubtitlesEnglish, French & Italian
FormatVHS & PAL

Credits

Director, DPI & script writer Alejandro Gómez de Tuddo
ProducerUroboros~Basilisco
EditorCarlotta Cerquetti
Assistant to the directorManuel Zárate
Original musicGabriela Méndez
Video post productionThe Jasso Productions/Alejandro Cons
Audio post productionBoonker Studio
Place & date of productionMexico, 2008

Sponsored by Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) & Centro de las Artes, Monterrey.

 

Materia del mueble, 2005


There is Time

 

A short film where still images move and reveal the intimate world of Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide.


Festivals, Museums & Gallery Screenings

Getty Museum
Los Angeles, 2007


Technical Data

Duration25 minutes
Original languageSpanish
SubtitlesEnglish & Italian
FormatVHS & PAL

Credits

Director, DPI & script writerAlejandro Gómez de Tuddo
ProducerUroboros~Basilisco
EditorCarlotta Cerquetti
MusicHuapango number 2, Moncayo
Video post production The Jasso Productions/Alejandro Cons
Audio post productionBoonker Studio
Place & date of productionMexico, 2007

Another Forbidden Chapter

 

Ironic iranian sketches about the making of “The Forbidden Chapter” a film by Fariborz Kamkari.


Festivals, Museums & Gallery Screenings

Another Forbidden Chapter
Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián
San Sebastián, Spain, 2004

 

Technical Data

Duration15 minutes
Original languageEnglish
SubtitlesEnglish
FormatVHS & PAL

Credits

Director, DPI & scrip writerAlejandro Gómez de Tuddo
ProducerUroboros~Basilisco
Editor Carlotta Cerquetti
Video post production The Jasso Productions/Alejandro Cons
Place & date of production Mexico, 2004