- Tiagocorp presents ; a film by Cecilia Vicuña ; written and directed by Cecilia Vicuña in collaboration with Patricio Muñoz G. ; translation, James O'Hern.
- Spanish, English. In Spanish with optional English subtitles.
- Chile : Tiago Corp., 2010.
- Physical description
- 2 videodiscs (54 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- "In this documentary poem, Cecilia Vicuna returns to Con Con, the birthplace of her art in Chile where the sea is dying and an ancient tradition is being destroyed.Con Con is located at the mouth of the Aconcagua River whose source is the glacier of Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. Named for the oldest deity of the Andes, it has been a sacred oracle site for millennia associated with the most renowned oracle site of the Americas: Pachacamac on the coast of Peru. The word Con alludes to the sanctity of the cycle of water -- from glacier to ocean to cloud -- a circularity intensified by the repetition: Con Con. In the sacred Valle del Aconcagua, the 'bailes chinos' created a powerful mystical sound: the 'sonido rajado' (torn sound), a multiphonic music of the pre-Colombian Andes. Based on dissonance, the 'bailes chinos' are a collective trance dance to increase the life-force of land and water. Continuously performed throughout colonial times, the dance is now dying along with the sea. Exploring the forgotten meaning of the ancient names, the artist recovers a cultural memory that has been erased."--Http://www.konkon.cl/about.html.
- Publication date
- Title Variation
- Con Coń
- "Recorded in HD Con cón, Valparaíso y Caleu, Chile 2006-2009"
- DVD 1: Feature film (53:44)
- DVD 2: The extras (96:12): Torn sound ; Death of the sea ; Destruction of the dunes ; Chinos of the Aconcagua ; Amereida ; Khipu/Ceque ; Juan Luis Martinez ; Child of the Aconcagua ; Minga of the invisible clam ; Caleu ; Cecilia Concha ; Valparaiso ; Cecilia in London ; Kon Kon trailer (HD video, Spanish with English subtitles).
- This disc is a recorded DVD and may fail to play on some DVD equipment.
- Production Credits
- Editor, Patricio Muñoz ; photography by Lucía Pérez, Guillermo González, Pablo Valenzuela, Gerardo Silva & James O'Hern ; music by José Pérez de Arce.
- DVD-R; widescreen ; HD video ; Dolby digital.
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