The Nanacatepec rock is traversed by a network that extends without a defined shape. It communicates both below and above the earth with living and dead beings. Its fruits, in the form of rhizomes and branching networks of fungi, are creators and transformers of everything in the world. Using multiple projections of films and objects in a 16mm film performance, the two artists create an irresistible visual eddy of nature shots and shadow plays.
by Elena Pardo, Azucena Losana Mexico / Spain 2024 Without dialogue 50’ Colour & Black/White World premiere


Directors Elena Pardo, Azucena Losana
Cinematography Elena Pardo, Azucena Losana
Music Tomás Novoa
Producers Elena Pardo, Azucena Losana
Co-Producer Luis Macías

Elena Pardo

Elena Pardo’s cinematic work spans documentary, animation, installation and live performance. Her expanded cinema and web documentary project Underground Pulses received the support of the Art Creators National System programme. She is a co-founder of the Laboratorio Experimental de Cine (LEC), an artist-run lab focused on experimental film in Mexico.

Filmography (selection)

2004 El Rey De Los Coleaderos (The King Of Rodeo); with Héctor Hernández, 78 min. · Juquilita; 3 min. 2009 Mi Barrio (My Neighbourhood); 5 min. 2016 Cinema'a; with Tzutzumatzin Soto, 13 min. 2017 Desaparecer; with Morris Manuel Trujillo, 30 min. 2018 De La Naturaleza Del Hueso; 3 min. 2019 Inventario Churubusco (Churubusco Inventory); 7 min. 2022 Pulsos Subterráneos (Underground Pulses); 40 min. 2024 Nanacatepec

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Azucena Losana

Azucena Losana’s art practice involves experimental filmmaking, installation and performance. She received a grant from the Art Creators National System programme in Mexico in 2017, and the e-flux prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in 2022.

Filmography (selection)

2013 Colibri (Hummingbird); 7 min. · El Guaraches; 4 min. 2021 Feriado (Holiday); 2 min. 2022 Tigre Del Carbon (Charcoal Tiger); 5 min. 2023 Troco; 30 min. · Ofrenda; 4 min. · Primitiva; 5 min. 2024 Nanacatepec

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024