Luz y Fuerza :: Expanded Cinema is an art colective that combines experimental cinema, visual arts, scenography and Industrial Design. Since 2012 we have been working with light, technology ans space. We explore moving image and and concieve audiovisual machines that challenge the formats of production and consumtion od conventional cinema.
We propose a new way to make cinema with devices designed and built by ourselves, which we use to make expanded cinema instalations, live cinema acts and hand made cinema workshops.
We understand the machine as something organic, as a tool that can be used to make our surroundings better. We also affirm that the apropriation of technology can be utilized as a form of resistance to the massive means of audiovisual production. We look to disseminate strategies that contribute to generate a more balanced relation between our surroundings, the means of production and the individuals. We are identified with the philosophies of open culture, creative commons and open hardware. Movements in which all the content generated, included especifications and esquematic diagrams are accessible to all.
Trough learning strategies we have worked with diverse comunities of artisans, artists and general public, promoting the appropiation of thechnology, the amplification of open knowledge networks and the development of new forms of expression.
Our work has been presented in different compounds like: Museo Universitario del Chopo( festival Animasivo), el Centro Cultural Universitario de Tlatelolco y el exconvento de Santo Domingo en Oaxaca. We have imparted lectures in the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana and the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo. We have imparted more than 10 workshops with institutions like: Border (LPM – México), Fundacion Alumnos47, Centro de Diseño de Oaxaca(Proyecta Oaxaca) and Laboratorio de Arte Alameda and most recently at the National Center for the Arts (CENART).