The following images were compiled by Nathalia Acevedo during the shooting of Post Tenebras Lux with no intentions of being shown to the public, remaining only as a souvenir of the day to day.
One year after the first presentation, we decided to show them in accompaniment of images from the film, including scenes that were subsequently excluded from the final cut.
Video directed by Nathalia Acevedo with the collaboration of Griffin Marcus. Shot in Paris.
“Relocate” Taken from Kauf’s As Much Again EP. Out August 2013 on Cutters Records.
The sombre, moving painting of a video constructed for Relocate was directed by Nathalia Acevedo. After meeting at Kauf’s very first show in Los Angeles, the two DJ’ed together at Mexico City’s MN Roy, and then began collaborating on the video.
The Paris filmed, androgynous and amorphous, staring images that crystallize throughout Relocate only hint at the unrest behind the song’s cryptic lyrics, “We never see what only you can say – we are ready for it.” Rather than focus on a narrative, the video simply let’s the listener be transfixed by the music and the singular emotion of the four oscillating subjects.
“I just took what is dear to me—I like to open the doors so you can look inside……… Some people never show those things to others because they are private, whereas a bedroom is only walls with a bed. I wasn’t afraid to do that, so I didn’t need to be brave. For me intimacy resides somewhere else.” Carlos Reygadas for NOWNESS…
Adolfo Jiménez Castro… Juan
Nathalia Acevedo… Natalia
Willebaldo Torres… El Siete
Eleazar Reygadas… Eleazar
Rut Reygadas… Rut