7 min. The film Sensemayá was commissioned for the project Under the Park, 2021.
Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Sensemayá. Text
Sensemayá is a shamanic composition, an ecstatic dance, a ritualistic spell which distills and exudes the kinetic motion of the haunted snake, the ancient snake that inhabits our present times, dislocated times in which: the snake has eyes of glass; the snake coils on a stick; with his eyes of glass on a stick, with his eyes of glass. The snake can move without feet; the snake can hide in the grass; crawling he hides in the grass, moving without feet.
Shifting from the poetic to the unsettling and the foreboding, Sensemayá contorts and repeats its patterns like an ancient snake, pulsating images that feel out of time, encompassing the past, the present and the future.
Colectivo Los Ingrávidos is a film collective from Tehuacán in Mexico. The collective has arisen from the need to dismantle the audiovisual grammar that the aesthetic-television-cinematic corporatism has used and uses to effectively guarantee the diffusion of an audiovisual ideology by means of which a continuous social and perceptive control is maintained over the majority of the population. A control heading toward radical uncertainty accompanied by the rise of financial capitalism.