With the aim of increasing the visibility of the works contained in the Xcèntric Archive, which until now could only be consulted at the CCCB, we've created a space where experimental films can be viewed online. Once a month and for a limited time, we'll share a film from our catalogue, accompanied by an in-depth presentation given by a specialist. This initiative is carried out in collaboration with the Catalan Association of Film Criticism and Writing (ACCEC).
Art historian, film critic and programmer, Vanessa Agudo, presents Nuestra Señora de París, by Teo Hernández, where an incestuous portrait of the Our Lady of Paris Cathedral reveals the feminine nature of the monument. Part of the Paris Saga, this work is a viewpoint of light and shadow, of good and evil, an articulation of the filmmaker’s most intimate sexual and architectural fantasies surrounding his mother.
Nuestra Señora de París, Teo Hernández, France, 1982, Super-8, 22 min 21 s
Digital copy courtesy of Light Cone.
Special thanks to the Catalan Association of Film Criticism and Writing (ACCEC). Xcèntric Focus header clip fragment courtesy of Laida Lertxundi (Farce Sensationelle!, 2009).