by CRISTOBAL LEON & JOAQUIN COCIÑA
(English Title: THE ANDES)
LOS ANDES was shown at the 55th Venice Biennale as a part of the Latin American – IILA Pavilion.
Between 2010 and 2013, Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña created the series of short-films “The Third World”. The series is made up of “Padre.Madre.”, “El Templo”, “El Arca” and “Los Andes”. The films were shown together as a film installation at Upstream Gallery. These films are the foundational chapters of a new creed. They present a savage procession, moving between sacred and intimate, beautiful and horrific, canonical and arbitrary, sublime and bestial. Every film is the beginning of a myth and also its immediate decadence.
In ‘Los Andes’, a restless primal spirit takes possession of an office room. Drawings appear on the walls, plant-like forms sprout from the computer and overgrow the desktop. As it finds it way trough the office space, the mysterious entity transforms into the limbs of a giant and dissolves again.
By CRISTOBAL LEON & JOAQUIN COCIÑA
VOICE: Paula Florencia Navarrete