A short moving collage, celebrating my travels to Mexico City from October 22nd - November 10th 2009.
Each frame was worked on by hand, using, pens, pastels and a photocopier. I have worked over stills and moving imagery that have captured soley from the trip using a video camera, a disposable camera, a digital camera and a holga.
I have hope to create a lively and colourful sensory film, which explores the overwhelming experience of being immersed into such a rich culture, in which for the most part, i was unable to understand and be understood through language barriers.
The poem 'Between Going and Staying' by Mexican poet Octavio Paz was another preoccupation i explored on my journey, and the film itself is set in a cigar box, much like a typical Mexican cigar box shrine, often containing offerings of gratitude, or prayers.