I’m glad to share this post, in order to talk about my current exhibition, in the Mexican consulate in Montreal exhibition area “Espacio Mexico” closing event in January 6th 2018, 16h00.
What is particular about the subject of the show, is that the main subject in other to promote Mexican culture is based on an old film called “The skeleton of Mr. Morales” (1960). Is a 1960 black comedy film based on Arthur Machen's 1927 short story "The Islington Mystery". It is regarded by critics as one of the ten best Mexican films of all time.
In a collaboration with Victor Vargas Villafuerte the show proposes a multimedia installation that intersects our work and the movie in order to produce a new atmospherical experience, and pays tribute to the most interesting filming periods of the country.
Here I share some information of the movie, and later I would send the official invitation by Nadia Roldan and post some photos of the show.
Pablo Morales (Arturo de Cordova) is a cheerful taxidermist, who lives with his bitter obsessive wife Gloria (Amparo Rivelles), who is extremely religious. Pablo wants to have children, but Gloria does not. Gloria constantly rejects to sleep with his husband, enjoying to offend him by telling that he sticks to dead animals. She enjoys annoying him. Pablo saves money because he has an enthusiasm to buy a camera, but Gloria takes the money Pablo was saving and gives it to the church and pretends he was beating her. Pablo gets his camera, but Gloria breaks it. After that aggression, that was the drop that overfilled the glass. He takes his revenge by poisoning her. He then dissects Gloria's body and places her skeleton in the front window of his shop. The police and local priest become suspicious and he is put on trial but he manages to escape justice.
Arthur Machen's original 1927 essay, "The Islington Mystery" which can be found in his collection The Cosy Room was based largely on the case of the famous murderer Dr. Crippen. Screenwriter Luis Alcoriza was influenced by his association with Luis Buñuel.
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