Time

Video made collectively, thinking about the concept of time.
Time in a pandemic is life, death, oxygen, air, respiration.
This piece was made as part of a RASTRUMS 3rd edition collective thought space experience.

  • Alejandra Alarcón
    Director
  • Debora Kirnos
    Director
  • Alfredo Quiroz
    Director
  • Sonia Cabrera
    Director
  • Sonia Cunliffe
    Director
  • Nieves Batista
    Director
  • Alfredo Salomón
    Director
    Video edition
  • Project Type:
    Experimental
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Alejandra Alarcón , Debora Kirnos , Alfredo Quiroz, Sonia Cabrera, Sonia Cunliffe, Nieves Batista, Alfredo Salomón

He was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia on July 4, 1976, where he studied for a degree in Sociology at the Universidad Mayor de San Simón, in Cochabamba.

Arrives in Mexico D.F. in 2002 to study Visual Arts and continue his research on children's stories, now from painting. She is admitted to the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving "La Esmeralda", where, in 2008, she obtained the degree of Bachelor of Plastic Arts. Since then, the recurring theme in her work has been female identity, not as something given, but as a process in constant construction: the body as a vestige and changes as states of being.
Alejandra has participated in more than 80 group exhibitions in Mexico, China, Italy, France, Spain, England, Poland, Canada, the United States, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Argentina and Bolivia.
It has fifteen individual exhibitions, in museums and galleries.
It is part of the National System of Creators FONCA within the specialty of Visual Arts (Painting) 2016-2019. He has just received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation scholarship (2020-2021) New York United States.

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Director Statement

My work revolves around a concern about female identity, I travel in a border area, in which identity is a constant negotiation with the other, in which "being" is not something given and immovable but rather something rather changing . As Argüelles argues in his book nomadic philosophy: "I am the OTHER thing in me." I am interested in the "isoglossal" areas between subjects, gender, (transgender) situations, roles, archetypes, and so on. Having studied plastic arts and sociology has always allowed me to have a fairly theoretical approach to the issues that I am working on from art; the conceptual connections that develop from plastic work guide me in theoretical research and in a certain rhizomatic way.

I am (also) interested in dismantling imaginaries that support (Western) culture, such as children's mythology (fairy tales), the bases of the imaginary created around the family as a legitimizing institution of society. Delve into post-feminism, from which I build a new feminine image empowered in seduction, but also dangerous in her castrating motherhood. The work I do touches on these themes from a precise iconography, that of children's stories, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Snow White and Rapunzel. My creative method arises from the deconstruction of certain children's stories to create new meanings.

In my production there is an idea of ​​an invisible path or labyrinth, it is an always tentative experience, in which one moves by attempts. This labyrinth or path is always connected in / by multiple levels. It has a rhizomatic development, in which I build a network of concepts that I can randomly walk through, with multiple inputs and outputs. The creative process that I follow is not linear or hierarchical, there are multiple connections between the concepts that I approach. I consider that the notion of rhizome, from Deleuze and Guattari, is the most appropriate for the methodology of my work.