Carlos Motta, Artist

Mourning Stage (VIDEO WITH SIMON(E) JAIKIRIUMA PAETAU)


In Mourning Stage a series of drawings are used as a performance score. These images depict different renditions of the devil in hell. Among this group of demons there are feminized characters that suggest sexual perversions as typified by the Catholic imagination. In the film, Simon(e) Paetau interprets and responds to the drawings using her body and facial expressions in a ritualistic performance, where the body, fetishized and colonized by morality, is mourned.


Installation views at Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, 2022

Credits
A video by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau and Carlos Motta
Performed by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau

Director of Photography
Lola Gómez Castello

Soundtrack
Isabel González Toro

Soundtrack Assistant
José Marulanda

Visual Design (VFX)
Fernando Gregório

Second Camera
Carlos Andrés López

Makeup
María Fernanda Cepeda

Titles
Lauryn Siegel

Colorists
Aleksander Bergan
Martin Backhaus

Sound Mix
Ian Turner

Lighting Assistant
Luis Hernando Cubillos

Sound
Jesús Guevara

Photography
Camilo Delgado

Field Producer
Juan David Correal

Production Director
Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto

Production Coordinator
Catalina Patarroyo Velásquez

Production
Oficina Inercia Películas
Natalia Ordoñez García
Camilo Cárdenas Suárez
Alejandra Gómez Osorio
Sara Loboa
Elizabeth Hernández

Location
Espacio Odeón, Bogotá

Co-produced by the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus and Goethe Institute, Bogotá with support from XI Berlin Biennale

Special thanks to Alejandra Sarria, Espacio Odeón, Bogotá