Screening Room

July Screening

CQ Tokyo- Diego Barrera

“Rain Maker
Water Magician
Dew * Secret fire of the alchemist
Creation of the schizophrenic God
Sacrifice * Continuity portal * Continuity through death
Destabilize Male / Female
“Je est un autre” Arthur Rimbaud
Break the fixed identities
Indistinction * confusion
Decategorization
Categories = monetarization
“Recognition of ones body is always misrecognition, always giving a false impresión of unity to something that is essentially fragmented or desunified” Jacques Lacan ”

Diego Barrera

Filmmaker, Art Director and Teacher, focused on the music video world, one of the latest work for the song “The Sun of the Natural World is Pure Fire” from the second album in collaboration with Jim Jarmusch {as musician} and Jozef Van Wissem, mixing the idea of the personification of wounds, the symbolism of water, the elements, the myth of Hermaphroditus. Presented at MoMA in New York, supported by “Pitchfork Magazine” and “Sacred Bones Records”. In the year 2016 he directed “Into the Night” video of the anticipated album of the Noise-pop band Xiu Xiu, reinterpreting the soundtrack of Twin Peaks, Julee Cruise / Angelo Badalamenti’s cover, written by David Lynch, which became part of the cover for Cahiers du Cinema. Creator of the Celestial Festival, with Genesis P-Orridge for the first time in Latin America as the special guest, exploring new ways of understanding Gender and experimental art. In his work certain recurring themes loom like figurative metamorphosis of his characters, androgynization rites supporting a political speech in favor of feminism, understood as a struggle against the social conditioning, looking for the rupture with raised standards on gender, in comunion with the alchemical weddings, as well as the development of a spiritual journey in which the symbols embody the subconscious. Develops in almost sculptural scenary away from the classic aesthetics. His language is more influenced by the various branches of avant-garde art {sculpture, painting, literature} as Surrealism, Dada, Art Nouveau and Symbolism, etc. than the film academicism.

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