Tlaloc (Lines Drawn in Water), 2023

8:38, color, sound

Tlaloc (Lines Drawn in Water) is a hand-painted direct animation on 16mm film that explores movement, light, materiality, and transformation in ecstatic sound and color. Associated with mountains, Tlaloc is the god of rain, lightning, waters, and growth in the Aztec pantheon. 

"When you watch Tlaloc, you'll see colored stains, scribbles, dots, and more dots, and storms of more dots and stains accompanied by crackling and aquatic sounds. Oceanic. begin to be induced into a semi-hypnotic state of unreality where everything improbable becomes possible. A languid anxiety begins to long for cosmic surrealism and physical transmutations..."

-Fabricio Estevam Mira, review on Experimental Brasil.

Abinadi Meza, still from Tlaloc (Lines Drawn in Water), 2023, 8:38, color, sound