Punto de Vista 2021 Winners
Direction: Patricia Esquivias
Cinematographer: Antonio Ballester Moreno, Oscar Clemente, Patricia Esquivias, Cristina Rocha Novoa, Jorge Yeregui
Editor: Oscar Clemente
Cardón cardinal arose from the investigation of an event that occurred twenty-six years ago; the displacement of a giant cactus, a Pachycereus pringlei, seventeen metres high and weighing eighteen tons, from the desert of Baja California to the garden of the Mexican Pavilion for the Universal Exhibition of 1992 in Seville. The cactus was later ceded to Seville City Council and now survives next to the ruins of what was once the pavilion.
Patricia Esquivias was born in Caracas in 1979 and lives in Madrid. She is a storyteller who explores in her videos and installations how social relations are shaped by symbolic and narrative mechanisms that involve acts of exclusion and destruction. Taking as a starting point events, characters, cultural objects, popular culture phenomena, archival images or unnoticed stories, Esquivias articulates narratives to question or fictionalise the past.
Cardón cardinal (2020), Brave wounded blows (2019), A dónde irá veloz (2017), Pongamos que hablo de Madrid (2016), 111-119 Generalísimo/Castellana (2016), Folklore III (2015)