Contrapoder is a series of work that interrogates the history of cinema production in Mexico. In this first iteration monologues from films of the golden age of Mexican cinema (1930-1950) are taken out of their original context and performed in the present. Almost all films produced during this time take place during the Mexican Revolution of 1910-20 making the dialogue either revolutionary speech or romantic, as most of these films were also love stories. For this work both revolutionary and romantic speech are blended and read aloud in contentious public spaces in Chicago.

Cast: Jose Enrique Barbosa, Emilio Rojas, Josach Chavez, Cesar Garcia

Photographs at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art by Colin Conces

Photographs at Blue Star Contemporary by Jaqueline Saragoza McGilvray