Private Project


A rainy morning in Rio de Janeiro; a moving skin marked by fluid, punctured by light. This hand-painted 16mm film references the performative cloaks of the late Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, emphasizing color, texture, and movement. Film as a memory veil, imprinted by the body and the environment.

  • Abinadi Meza
  • Abinadi Meza
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    abstract, art, art film, avant garde, hand painted, analog
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 16, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm scanned to HD video
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Abinadi Meza

Abinadi Meza (US/MX) is a Latinx-Indigenous artist who studied creative writing, art and architecture, and whose practice includes experimental film, sound art, and installation. Meza’s films are made with found and original footage, hand-painted film, and original soundtracks.

Meza's award-winning films have been presented at: Anthology Film Archives, New York; Antimatter, Victoria BC; Athens International Film & Video Festival; Aurora Picture Show, Houston; Blaffer Art Museum, Houston; Bogotá Experimental Film Festival; Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City; Cosmic Rays, Chapel Hill; Crossroads Festival, San Francisco; Festival ECRÃ, Rio de Janeiro; Esto Es Para Esto, 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; New Orleans Film Festival; non-syntax Festival, Taipei; ULTRAcinema Mexico; Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis; and Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus among other places.

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