Tráfico Visual Presents "Zona de despeje" 3

November 19, 2020

The third iteration of the Zona de despeje, organized by Tráfico Visual, focuses on the work of En La Mesa, a collective audiovisual production platform based in Caracas and comprised by artists Kyril Elneser, Ezekiel Carías, and Ricardo López who produced a video presentation especially for this occasion. The video will present in detail how En La Mesa was born and the creative and production processes that they have developed so far.

Zona de despeje was originally conceived as a series of talks and gatherings organized by Tráfico Visual with the support of allied institutions. This iteration will take form of a pre-recorded video presentation. The series focuses on initiatives, movements, and new cadences that represent axes that resonate within the contemporary cultural language of Venezuela. Zona de despeje will allow for a broadening view, and a dismantling of prejudices, in approaching new art forms and cultural expressions that surround our environment and are strengthened through urban dynamics. 

Through this virtual presentation we will explore three audiovisual proposals explained by the collective’s members, starting with Memorias which emerged during the 2019 blackout in Venezuela, Relatos de cuarentena, and finally Guaire or Memorias II, a long-term project that they are currently developing.

About En La Mesa
Ezekiel Carías Domínguez
(@ezevisual) was born in Caracas on February 17, 1994. Carías Domínguez studied at the Escuela Foto Arte, Roberto Mata Taller de Fotografía, La ONG in Caracas and the National School of Cinema. Thesis Student from the School of Arts UCV, Major in Filmography. He teaches at the National School of Film and is a Teaching Assistant at UCV. He has deepened his audiovisual work as a documentary filmmaker in personal projects together with fine artists, filmmakers and communities.

He currently has several photographic and film projects, acting as director, producer, director of photography and art assistant. Director of 4 short films.

Ricardo López Prada (@rtlopezprada) was born in Anaco, Anzoátegui state on December 31, 1988. He spent his childhood in several cities in eastern Venezuela and Mexico and studied mechanical engineering at the Barcelona chapter of the Univesidad de Oriente, at the same time took several film and photography workshops. In 2016 he moved to Caracas to study film at The National School of Film. He currently lives in Caracas where he works as an audiovisual filmmaker. 

Kyril Elneser (@kyrilelneser) was born on May 28, 1993 in Puerto La Cruz, Anzoátegui state where he took several film courses and began his audiovisual career. At the age of 22 he moved to Caracas to study at the National Film School in Caracas, where he has had the opportunity to develop his skills in specific areas such as post-production of sound, direct sound and musicalization. He currently lives and works in Caracas, where he does audiovisual and musical production. He is a co-founder of the audiovisual collective "En La Mesa" and is the founder of the audiovisual platform Cero Uno.

Zona de despeje is made possible, in part, thanks to the support of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.

For more information, please visit Tráfico Visual's website.