Elena Pardo: Underground Pulses with Millie Wissar

Director: Elena Pardo
Mexico | 2021 | 40 min

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A CINEMA EXPANDED PIECE.
THREE 16mm PROJECTORS WILL BE USED DURING THE SCREENING

LIVE SCORE BY MILLIE WISSAR

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Pulsos Subterráneos is an invitation to observe and listen to the visible and subterranean / physical and intangible territories of two regions of Mexico that experience or resist the mining industry: Zacatecas and Oaxaca. The images were shot in Ixtlán de Juárez, Capulálpam de Mendez and Guelatao in the Sierra Juárez of Oaxaca; in Vetagrande, Mazapil, Concepción del Oro and Salaverna in Zacatecas. To guide ourselves during this exploration we listened to and recorded the stories shared by some of the people in these communities. The interviews and research materials can be found in: http://pulsossubterraneos.com/

Pulsos Subterráneos es una pieza de cine expandido que observa y escucha los territorios visibles y subterráneos / físicos e intangibles en dos regiones del país que experimentan o se resisten a la actividad minera: Zacatecas y Oaxaca. El proyecto de investigación se puede consultar en: https://pulsossubterraneos.com

ELENA PARDO

Elena is an audiovisual artist who lives and works between the state of Oaxaca and Mexico City where she has positioned herself as one of the representative filmmakers of experimental cinema, combining the making of documentaries, expanded cinema and animation.
She has made animations for the musicians Lila Downs and Los Pellejos; for the artists Demián Flores and Francis Alÿs or for projects such as Ambulante, Oaxaca Cine or the Oaxaca Book Fair.

Short films such as Juquilita, Mi Barrio, Nico et la Berlue, Fuego have been screened at festivals and shows in Mexico, Turkey, Spain, France, the United States, Colombia, Canada and Korea and are part of compilations such as: (Ready) Media. Media Archeology and Invention in Mexico (Alameda Art Laboratory); Cinema against the Current: Latin America and Spain (Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona); Collectif Jeune Cinéma (French experimental film distributor). His most recent piece of expanded cinema in film support Disappear (2017) made for the opening of the L’Alternativa festival in Barcelona, ​​has also been presented in Colombia, Argentina, Portugal, Switzerland and Mexico.