Mnemonic Landscapes

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  • Mnemonic Landscapes

  • Artist: Gabriela Aceves SepĂșlveda
  • Year: 2004
  • Duration: 9:46
  • Country: Canada
  • Mnemonic Landscapes explores the construction of cultural and gender identities through a Mexican landmark known as el Paso de Cortés, the site where Spaniards and Mexicas met for the first time in times of the conquest. It is located in the central valley of Mexico and two volcanoes, Iztacihuatl and Popocateptl, flank it. Iztacihuatl is an inactive volcano and is known as female. Popocateptl is an active volcano and is known as male. The site marks the birthplace of what would become Mexico. The video records the movement through el Paso de Cortés, and features the ambient sound from the location.

  • Accession #: 5390
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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