43, 2016 03:08
As part of Portals … or Location Scouting in Kaunas
Presented by Spike Art Magazine
Curated by Valentinas Klimasauskas
With Andreas Angelidakis, Dorota Gaweda & Egle Kulbokaite, GPB, Pakui Hardware, IIona Jurkonyte, Felix Kalmenson, Yorgia Karidi & See Channel, Lars Laumann & Cecilia Lopez, Jaakko Pallasvuo, and Emilija Skarnulyte
43 is a short film which gathers found and original footage to address the legacy of the Tlatelolco Massacre in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas on October 2, 1968. The films takes its title from the 43 disappeared students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College who went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, drawing a lineage between historical and ongoing incidents of state violence in Mexico. The work makes use of postcards, promotional film stills from classic Mexican films, archival images and footage from the massacre paired with footage shot on-site to bring into relief the ways in which memory and trauma are represented and contained within space.