Cisternerne, Art Week, Copenhagen Architecture Festival and Art Hub Copenhagen invite you to a special screening of the film work Liquid Light by visual artists Javier Tapia (Chile/Denmark) and Camilo Ontiveros (Mexico/USA). Javier Tapia is currently part of Art Hub Copenhagen’s residency program.
For 30 minutes Liquid Light takes the audience on a journey along the Colorado River to the US-Mexico border wall. Through images and music, the story is told in a poetic imagery that crumbles along the way creating an insight into the human and climatic consequences that the geopolitics between the USA and South America entails.
The screening takes place in Cisternerne – the special athmosphere, the architecture and climate here creates a unique setting for the viewing and echos the film’s narrative and the message about the importance of water and, not least, access to water.
For the screening including an artist talk in Danish on 9 June at 19.00, you can buy your ticket here
For the screening on 9 June at 20.00, you can buy your ticket here
For the screening on 10 June at 19.00, you can buy your ticket here
For the screening on 10 June at 19.45, you can buy your ticket here
The Ticket gives you access to both the event and the current exhibition at Cisternerne Kimsooja’s Weaving the Light.
Water and its beauty plays the main part in the film work; water is a necessary source of life, but this necessity also constitutes a fragility. The cinematic journey along the river shows how the water and the river are exploited politically and commercially with major consequences for nature and the people who inhabit it.
Join us on this both wondrous and unsettling journey along the Colorado River and experience the architecture and history of Cisternerne brought to life during the screening of Liquid Light.
MORE ON LIQUID LIGHT
The Liquid Light project is originally an installation consisting of both film and sculptures.
The main element in the project is the film work produced in 2019/2020 on a longer research trip to the USA and Mexico. All elements of the installation are intended as direct references to water as a theme, water consumption, climate crisis and geopolitical aspects. Liquid Light was presented for the first time in 2021/22 at the Vincent Price Art Museum and is currently on display at the 2022/23 Mexicali Biennial, Cheech Museum in Riverside, California.
Liquid Light is supported by among others Statens Kunstfond Ford Foundation og Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond.
ABOUT JAVIER TAPIA
Javier Tapia (b. Chile, 1976) lives and works in Copenhagen. Tapia’s work can be described as a chain of events in continuous expansion. Some aspects of his work comments on problems associated to geopolitics and the function of art in the local and global culture, where identity plays a central role. The use of video, photography, drawing and collage are complementary to each other in the construction of the works. The results are different installation outlooks, where social interaction and materiality are an open destination.