This short film will screen with other short films in Block 2 | Excursions in Arte
Friday, December 9th at 2pm
Palm Springs Art Museum. Palm Springs, California.
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FREQUENCIES is a multimedia documentary that explores the importance of holding communal spaces for mourning and meditation amidst a global pandemic, personal loss, and spiritual unrest. Through a series of intimate interviews and photographs, the artist and collaborators navigate themes of grief, shame, and intergenerational practices of compassion in a collective effort of recognizing and repairing “breaks” within their respective narratives.

The project reflects the philosophy of kintsugi by demonstrating the healing process as beautiful and significant to the history and growth of the individual. Audio interviews are graphically visualized as a gold waveform (frequencies) throughout the piece, which takes on the characteristics of a living scripture or auditory pulse that is later integrated into the collaborators’ final portraits. Their words of healing become a part of who they are, and how they see themselves.

FREQUENCIES invites the viewer to hold space for the collaborators and themselves as we collectively meditate upon grief, mortality, and spiritual perseverance.

Director Biography – Andrés Vázquez

Andrés Vázquez is a first generation “Latinxican” (Mexican American Latinx) and writer-director from Los Angeles.

As the seventh son of Mexican immigrants and descendant of the Bracero Program, Andrés’s filmmaking examines the relationship between work and identity, and the dialectical process of people making something out of what their situation is making of them. He believes in creating stories that are willing to tell the truth which not only supports marginalized narratives to speak but to stay in contact with the humanity of those that these stories are depicting

His work has premiered with Remezcla, NPR Music ALT LATINO, and the LA Film Festival. Andres’s most recent film, Wilderness, which addresses the crisis of homelessness in the United States, was an official selection of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (2020), The Social Justice Film Festival (2020), and HOLA Mexico Film Festival presented by HBO. His script, Despierta, won the Sundance Co//ab Sound as Storytelling Challenge (2020) presented by the Dolby Institute.

Andrés was a Film Independent Project Involve Directing Fellow (2020). He was recently awarded the 2021 DB Frieze LA Film Award Fellowship, presented by Deutsche Bank, Frieze, Ghetto Film School, and in partnership with Endeavor Content. Andrés is a recipient of the 2021 Kintsugi Spirit Artist Grant with the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, under the guidance of artist Hirokazu Kosaka.

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