Denver-based Peralta Projects announces second exhibition with experimental films by Mexican film collective Los Ingrávidos


DENVER - Peralta Projects presents its second exhibition on September 7 with "Solares: Eight experimental films by Colectivo Los Ingrávidos." The exhibition, presented partly in partnership Counterpath's Unseen Festival, features eight powerful and important experimental films by the reclusive and anonymous Mexican film collective Los Ingrávidos. The messages in the films about the role of violence in the political climate in Mexico made anonymity a "political decision" and a "precaution" for the collective.

Peralta Projects also serves as one of the venues for the second annual iteration of Denver's Unseen Festival. Counterpath presents the festival throughout the month of September at various venues throughout Denver. The festival explores notions of the resistant, the excluded, and the unacknowledged.

The September 25, one-night-only Unseen Festival screening at Peralta Projects features a collection of films titled "The Sun Quartet" by Colectivo Los Ingrávidos. "The Sun Quartet" made its U.S. debut in June at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It is a solar composition in four movements, political composition in four natural elements, kinematic composition in four body mutations: a sun stone where youth blooms in protest, a river overflowing the streets, the burning plain rising in the city. And finally the clamor of the people who after the night of September 26, 2014 shook to Mexico. The massive disappearance of 43 students of Ayotzinapa opened a breach in the Mexican political body. The Sun Quartet is a cinematographic composition of this event. A perceptive experience of the current Mexican war.

Four other films by the collective will make their Peralta Projects debut on September 7 and screen throughout the month of September.

Counterpath is a Denver-based publisher, exhibition space, and bookstore located at 7935 East 14th Avenue.

Peralta Projects is a Denver-based contemporary garage art gallery located at 747 Elati Street in Denver's La Alma-Lincoln Park neighborhood. ■


Esteban Peralta