art and performance reviews

Llámame Mariachi (2009)

José A. Sánchez

La Ribot. Llámame Mariachi

[...] The lights go down and a movie is screened. It is a twenty-minute single shot successively filmed by each of the three performers who will later appear on stage. What you see is the image of an interior space, an old theatre. The camera shows the images produced by its movements, its displacements, of an attention that is directed not by the eye but rather by the belly, against which the hand clutching the camera is pressed. Sometimes it shows fragments of the body that is filming: a foot marking time, the left hand pointing the way, a leg, part of the trunk [...]
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