Film Screening / Liquid Light
In collaboration with Art Week, Art Hub Copenhagen and Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Cisternerne invites you to a special screening of the film-work Liquid Light by artists Javier Tapia (Chile/Denmark) and Camilo Ontiveros (Mexico/USA).
In the 30-minute-long film, the audience is taken on a journey along the Colorado River to the US-Mexico border barriers. Through images and music, the story is unfolded in a poetic imagery that crackles along the way and gives insight into the human and climatic consequences that the geopolitics between the USA and South America entails.
Cisternerne’s exceptional atmosphere, architecture and climate create a unique setting for the screening and echoes the film’s narrative and the message about the importance of water and, not least, access to water.
It is exactly the water and its beauty that takes the main role in the film-work; water is a necessary source of life, but this necessity also constitutes a fragility. The cinematic journey along the river makes visible 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 an extraordinary as well as unsettling journey along the Colorado River and experience the architecture and history of Cisternerne during the screening of Liquid Light.
About Liquid Light
The Liquid Light project is originally a total installation consisting of both film and sculptures.
The main element of Liquid Light is the film-work produced in 2019 and 2020 on a longer research trip to the USA and Mexico. All of the installation’s elements 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 Vincent Price Art Museum and is currently on display at the 2022/23 Mexicali Biennial, Cheech Museum in Riverside, California.
The ticket includes the screening of Liquid Light and a visit in Cisternerne’s current exhibition.
The project is supported by Statens Kunstfond, Ford Foundation and Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond
The screening of the film-work Liquid Light is a collaboration with Art Week, Art Hub Copenhagen and Copenhagen Architecture Festival