The Unseen Festival 2018: The Sun Quartet. Tuesday, September 25, 7:30pm

T H E  U N S E E N  F E S T I V A L  2018

The Sun Quartet

Join us on Tuesday, September 25, 7:30pm, at Peralta Projects (747 Elati St. (garage), Denver for night 25 of the Unseen Festival. We will screen a four-part work by Colectivo Los Ingrávidos. Preceded by reading curated by Erinrose Mager, featuring Mike Walsh and Elisa Gabbert.

The Sun QuartetColectivo Los Ingrávidos – Mexico – 2017 – 62 min

The Sun Quartet is a solar composition in four movements, political composition in four natural elements, kinematic composition in four body mutations: a sun stone where youth blooms in protest, a river overflowing the streets, the burning plain rising in the city. And finally the clamor of the people who after the night of September 26, 2014 shook to Mexico. The massive disappearance of 43 students of Ayotzinapa opened a breach in the Mexican political body. The Sun Quartet is a cinematographic composition of this event. A perceptive experience of the current Mexican war.

1) SunStone – Colectivo Los Ingrávidos – Mexico – 2017 – 9 min

The Stone of the Five Eras sculptured in the film. Youth blooms in protest after the night of September 26, 2014 when Mexico experienced the massive disappearance of 43 students of Ayotzinapa.

2) San Juan River Colectivo Los Ingrávidos – Mexico – 2017 – 13 min

In the river San Juan were found the bone fragments of Alexander Mora Venancio and Jhosivani Guerrero de la Cruz, two of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa. The official version said that the river San Juan was the last place where the remains were seeded. This is the experience of a river that carries their names, a river that cries and overflows the streets.

3) Conflagration Colectivo Los Ingrávidos – Mexico – 2017 – 17 min

After the massive disappearance of 43 students of Ayotzinapa the night of September 26, 2014 the burning plain rising in the city has affected the celluloid.

4) November 2 / Far from AyotzinapaColectivo Los Ingrávidos – Mexico – 2017 – 23 min

The clamor of the people after the disappearance of 43 students. The Mexican poet David Huerta wrote a poem calls Ayotzinapa in November 2, the date is important date in Mexico, because is the celebration of “Day of Death”. The poem is the experience of the current Mexican war.

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos (2011) emerges from the necessity to dismantle the audiovisual grammar that the aesthetic of the television and cinematic corporatism used effectively to ensure the dissemination of audiovisual ideology through which it achieves social and perceptual control over the population. The works of the Collective has participated in Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, The Flaherty Film Seminar, Images Festival-Toronto, CROSSROADS 2018 San Francisco Cinematheque, SF Museum of Modern Art, FILMADRID, Ambulante Cine Documental, FicValdivia, DocsDF, IBAFF, CCCB – Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona. Dos veces ganadores del 2 Premio Norberto Griffa a la Creación Audiovisual Latinoamericana en Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento de Argentina, The Marian McMahon Akimbo Award en Images Festival – Toronto, Experimenta India, Bangalore 2017, Experimental film festival Process 2018 Riga, Latvia, Punto de Vista Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Navarra, One Flaming Arrow: Inter-Tribal, Art, Music, & Film Festival – Portland Festival internacional de Cine Lima Independiente, La maudite, Paris Mex-Parismental, VISIONS Montreal, Canada, DOBRA Festival Internacional de cine Experimental – Brasil, MARFICI, Festival Internacional de Cine  Independiente de Mar del Plata, Tabor Film Festival, Croacia.

Reading Curator and Readers

Erinrose Mager’s fiction appears in The Collagist, Passages North, DIAGRAM, The Adroit Journal, New South, and elsewhere. She is co-editor of The Official Catalog of the Library of Potential Literature (Lit Pub Books) and Creative Writing/Literature PhD student at the University of Denver.

Elisa Gabbert is a poet and essayist. Her books include L’Heure Bleue, or the Judy Poems (Black Ocean, 2016), The Self Unstable (Black Ocean, 2013), and The French Exit (Birds LLC, 2010). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Guardian Long Read, A Public Space, Boston Review, the Paris Review Daily, Pacific Standard, Guernica, The Awl, Electric Literature, the Harvard Review, Threepenny Review, Real Life, Catapult, Jubilat, and many other venues. She lives in Denver.

Michael Joseph Walsh lives in Denver. He is co-editor for APARTMENT Poetry, and his poems have appeared in DIAGRAMDREGINALDFenceLikestarlingsjubilatThe Volta, and elsewhere.