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ASCENSOR

an invented grieving ritual which invokes the dead

ASCENSOR

2019 | HD | Color + Black & White | TRT: 7:45

Ascensor is an exploration of grief, longing and mysticism through a queer lens. It documents a syncretic ritual that culls from the magical reverberations in Mexican culture to process the unexpected loss of a dear friend. The repetition of the ritual eventually leads to the transcendence of physical space, transforming unrelenting ache into shining resilience.

Philip Horvitz
1960 - 2005


SELECTED SCREENINGS | EXHIBITIONS

2020 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2020 Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival, Chicago, Illinois
2020 VIDEOFORMES Festival International d'Arts Numériques, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2020 ICDOCS - The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, Iowa CIty, Iowa
2020 Rencontres Internationales Traverse Vidéo, Toulouse, France
2019 Magmart International Videoart Festival, CAM Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy
2019 The Unseen Festival, Denver, Colorado Closing Night Program
2019 FIVA Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 Proceso de Error, Festival Internacional de Video Experimental, Valparaíso, Chile
2019 OpenEyes Filmfest, Marburg, Germany
2019 Dolgoji Experimental Shorts, Seoul, South Korea

WRITING

Best of 2019, Dennis Cooper

DISTRIBUTION

Video Data Bank