El Triángulo Perfecto (Miguel Calderón. Mexico.) 4:05 min.
Subtle sarcasm about the police activity in the Mexican Republic: abuses that are on the border of ridiculous activities and impunity activities. Piece where some “choreographic” movements are performed by actual policemen.
Direction: Miguel Calderón
Miguel Calderón (Mexico City, 1971) explores themes that range from falconry to violence and corruption in Mexico, from youth and family dynamics to the supernatural. Although his work covers a broad range, it is unified by an ever-present sense of theatricality, the macabre, and a touch of the fantastical. He creates works from a mashup of vernacular references, employing a variety of medium, including video, photography, sculpture and painting. His pieces often combine a dark sense of humor with certain playfulness and Pop culture references, such as music videos, tabloids, and rock music. These influences are absorbed and reconfigured into works that explore deep social and personal territories. For Calderón, it is important that art can be accessible; he came of age as an artist in Mexico, associated with the non-commercial art space he co-founded called La Panadería. In his practice, he deeply considers the division between the rarified world of “high art” and the day-to-day, in order to deftly weave together a combination of mockery, foolishness, social critique and sincerity of emotion to create images that resonates on many levels.
Calderón received his BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1994. He has been the recipient of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grant & Commissions program (2013), The MacArthur Fellowship for Film and New Media (2000), and the Bancomer/Rockefeller Fellowship (1995). He has had several solo exhibitions and has participated in various biennials around the world: The USA, Spain, Austria, Germany, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Japan and Mexico, among others.
INTERVIEW TO MIGUEL CALDERÓN DURING FESTIVAL MOVIMIENTO EN MOVIMIENTO.