A recently discovered monarch butterfly subspecies (scientifically named “Danaus plexippus eclipsis”) possesses strange toxins in its scales that cause powerful sensorial alterations in its predators. Intertwining vivid colors and textures of microscopic footage with the sway of the human body, this is a sci-fi speculation about what would happen to human beings if they came across the Eclipsis butterfly in the midst of our hurting world.

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Image Caption: Featured image for ‘Eclipsis’.


Short (15mins) Art / Experimental




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Tania Hernández Velasco


Tania Hernández Velasco


Tania Hernández Velasco

Tania Hernández Velasco

Tania Hernández Velasco

Tania is a de-indiginezed filmmaker born in México City. Through a poetic, playful and sensory approach, her work explores questions of territory, nature, legacy and identity that traverse her Brown body and her intimate sphere. “Titixe” (2018), her first feature documentary in which she holds directing, editing, producing and cinematography credits, has been selected in more than forty international film festivals and collected several awards. In 2019, she was selected as a Flaherty Seminar Professional Development Fellow (Flaherty Seminar, NY) and was awarded the Charles C Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award (Full Frame FF, NC). She is currently working on her second film “My Body Is an Expanding Star,” in collaboration with Semillites Hernández Velasco. This project has been supported by FOCINE-IMCINE (2021) and Firelight Media’s William Greaves Fund (US, 2021).

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