Vanessa Agudo, art historian, critic and film programmer, presents Nuestra Señora de París, one of Teo Hernández’s most important films. Notre-Dame cathedral provides the backdrop for an ecstatic vision: the convulsions of the camera and the frenetic editing, with loops of liturgical and noise music, break down the monument, transforming it into flashes of colour, lines and fleeting shapes.
Nuestra Señora de París, Teo Hernández, France, 1982, Super-8, 22 min 21 s
This film was available during the month of March 2021. Digital copy courtesy of Light Cone.
Special thanks to the Catalan Association of Film Criticism and Writing (ACCEC). Xcèntric Focus header clip fragment courtesy of Laida Lertxundi (Farce Sensationelle, 2009).