Alejandro Almanza Pereda – De esos polvos estos barros

“De esos polvos estos barros” is a short film by Guadalajara-based artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda that examines the artisanal manufacturing of fired clay bricks in western Mexico. Through an episodic narrative, the film observes an ancient construction process still practiced today and a ubiquitous material singularly significant to built environments worldwide. Using sounds, textures, and multi-layered images, Almanza Pereda creates a sensorial film that chronicles the breadth of brick production.

This project is the culmination of a grant awarded by Black Cube.