work in progress
Las Catas is an experimental animation exploring motherhood, femininity and the gender binary through a queer Latinx lens. Structured around a speculative meeting with astrologer Walter Mercado, the video explores the filmmaker’s relationship with gender, specifically the feminine traits they suppressed or even destroyed in order to exist in patriarchy. Found and appropriated footage are used to create short vignettes to bring to light our complex relationship with gender and femininity, as well as the rich realities and possibilities that have always existed within our culture.
This film was supported by a grant from the Jerome Foundation.