Noche Buena

25 min – HD – color – sound 4.1
Artist: Julien Devaux
Visual Effects: Jorge Romo
Sound recording, editing, mixing: Félix Blume

© Julien Devaux 2015

Through the night where only the sounds of crickets can be heard; drumming arise recalling the pre-Columbian past. Suddenly the bells ring as in response to a threat emerged from the past. It is the clash of eras and beliefs. Then fireworks light up the night and the party turns into battlefield. The explosions show up the mountain ridges that surround the village. Calm returns, crickets resume their singing and mingle with a bolero song that comes from the church bell. Then workers dig the earth with shovels possibly to bury the dead? …
Julien Devaux

Shown at  Artere-A, Guadalajara, Mexico (curator : Omar Guerra); Laboratorio Arte Alameda, CDMX, Mexico (curator : José-Luis Barrios); Variaciones sobre tema mexicanoTorre Iberdrola – Bilbao – Spain (Curator : Guillermo Paneque); Modos de oír – Ex Teresa y Arte Alameda – CDMX – Mexico (Curator : Carlos Prieto)

Untitled model for Noche Buena

In plaster and expansive foam on a wooden structure with desk lamp and foiler