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La imagen pertenece al pueblo

Video HD, 9:38 min., 2016

This documentary, shot on location in Mexico, takes as inspiration in invented traditions and the veneration of image as artifact. It is based in the relation that the mexican people have with a particular image: the Virgin of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. Take as ispiration an interview to Adolfo Lopez Mateos, ex-president of Mexico (1958-1964), where he responded to a journalist, who asked him if the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe was part of the cultural exchange between Mexico and Venezuela: “The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe is not a subject of any exchange, the image belongs to the believing people of Mexico ». And in another speech in a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, he said: “The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe is not considered a painting because the hands that did that are not from this world …”.

Produced in 2015 with the support of Le Fresnoy, Studio des Arts Contemporains (France) and Textiles Castell (Mexico).