Acorán
Acorán
Acorán

Acorán [2021]

The film 'Acorán' by visual artist Nicky Assmann and experimental sound collective Rotor shows a slow moving trajectory through the clouds of Mount Teide on the volcanic island of Tenerife. The continuous movement of the shot highlights the Sun which becomes an important actor due to the infrared filter used while recording the footage. The soundscape which accompanies the film is the outcome of field recordings and electronic experiments which were specifically composed for the film.

The title 'Acorán' originates from the now extinct language of the Guanches, the indigenous inhabitants of Tenerife, before being colonised by Spain centuries ago. Acorán refers to their ancient God who according to legend saves the Sun and brings back light after having been imprisoned inside the volcano which caused the world to plunge into darkness. While filming, the volcano on the neighbouring island La Palma erupts, giving new life to this local saga.


This film is made possible through Klankvorm with the generous support of Creative Industries Fund NL, City of Rotterdam and Mondriaan Fund