The U.S. premiere of Cooperative Cráter Invertido‘s short film Permanent Holydays: Why do some leave, and others stay behind? The screening was followed by a discussion of the film with members of the Mexico City-based Cooperative (via Skype) moderated by AAA researcher and Gwangju Biennale assistant curator Michelle Wong.
Created for the 2016 Gwangju Biennale, the film engaged with the 5.18 Archives as both context and resource to investigate and present historical political and social struggles in both Mexico and South Korea. As a result of this incomplete engagement with Gwangju, Cooperativa Cráter Invertido’s participation and film involved masquerades, re-animation, archives, and the street.
Cooperativa Cráter Invertido exploded on September 16th, 2012. In the spring of 2013, they ignited an “Editorial Movement” at Casa del Lago, transforming this experience into their small press Cráneo Invertido. Other projects include a collective exhibition at La Curtiduría with Pabellón 1994 (2013) and the performance Picos y Palas action (2014). The Cooperative participated in the 56th Biennale di Venezia (All the World’s Futures, 2015) and the Jakarta Biennale (Neither Back Nor Forward: Acting in the Present, 2015). Currently, Cráter Invertido hosts a free media experience and sound editorial (Radio Tropiezo), a co-op of co-ops dedicated to the full editorial cycle (Taller de Produccion Editorial), an animation unlearning seminar (Vacaciones de Trabajo), plus more informal seminars and working groups and some uninvited rats… In a sentence: Cráter Invertido is continuity; together or separately, we are a real imaginary process.
Video caption: Permanent Holydays (Fiesta Permanente) Official Trailer. Courtesy of Cooperativa Cráter Invertido.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.