King of the Mountains. Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam. (2006)
  • Installation views
  • Drawings on films
  • Film/Performance

    The nostalgia of traveling to the city by the majority of provincial people is reflected in the music of Lorenzo Palacios Quispe, known as Chacalon. The singer became an idol, because the people identified with his songs; his lyrics became part of the collective memory in the suburb’s life of Lima. During my research of this personage I found a very peculiar comic strip of the pharaoh Lorenzo Palacios Quispe. The comic strip shows amusing and very simple drawings of his life as a popular icon. In “The king of the Mountains” I transferred the comic strip into an animated film. I began to draw each fragment of the comic strip with a knife and felt pens on 35 mm film. The film is inserted in an Old Russian handle projector accompanied with songs of Chacalon.


    Length: 5min 34 sec Screening format: Digibeta Aspect ratio: 4:3 Language: Spanish with English subtitles Sound: Stereo Color Music Lorenzo Palacios Quispe “Chacalon”