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Tlaloc (Lines Drawn in Water)

Tlaloc (Lines Drawn in Water) is a hand-painted direct animation on 16mm film exploring movement, light, materiality - ecstatic storms of transformation in sound and color. Associated with mountains, Tlaloc is the god of rain, lightning, waters, and growth in the Aztec pantheon. This film is an evocation of elemental energies and forces, embodiments that are named and real even if distant or unknowable.

  • Abinadi Meza
  • Abinadi Meza
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Abstract, Art, Color, Handmade
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 2, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - Abinadi Meza

Abinadi Meza (US/MX) is a Latinx-Indigenous sound artist and filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. His films have been presented at: Anthology Film Archives, New York; Antimatter, Victoria BC; Athens International Film & Video Festival; Atlanta Film Festival; Aurora Picture Show, Houston; Blaffer Art Museum, Houston; Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio; Bogotá Experimental Film Festival; Festival de Cine Radical, La Paz; Cosmic Rays Film Festival, Chapel Hill; Crossroads Festival, San Francisco; Festival ECRÃ, Rio de Janeiro; Esto Es Para Esto Exhibidora de Cine, Monterrey; Filmmakers’ Cooperative, New York; Flatpack Festival, Birmingham; Houston Cinema Arts Festival; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival; Kassel Dokfest, Germany; Mientras Tanto Cine, Montevideo; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara; non-syntax Festival, Taipei; ULTRAcinema, Tepoztlán; Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis; and Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus among other places.

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