Teo Hernández: Shatter appearances
In company of Curator Andrea Ancira
Villa Vassilieff – Pernod Ricard Fellowship partners with Centre Pompidou to open an exhibition dedicated to the Mexican filmmaker Teo Hernández. Teo Hernández’s films remind us that the subversive power of the image does not derive from its capacity to reflect or reproduce reality but rather from its power to summon a deeper knowledge or extrasensory perception, like a ritual or a magical experience. Similar to shamanism, Hernández’s cinematographic technique explores other ways of seeing, hearing, and ultimately other bodies that may provoke another way to feel, to re-create and to re-write the world. In that effect, by destabilizing the fundamentals of the camera lens, and the narrative, among other elements of film language, Teo Hernández questions not only his individual and artistic identity, but also the function of cinema itself.