Anoche soñé que volvía a la mansión del vicio [Last night I dreamed that I returned to the mansion of vice] by Mariokissme, mixes three different recordings where the term mansion makes a conjunction between them to a formal whole. It contains images from the Manderley film (1981) by Jesús Garay on VHS, and from Travestis, la mansión del vicio – a pornographic VHS film by Camilo Calmón – found in the trash during the conceptual process of the project. As well as these two, it consists of new production recorded in a house in the Sagrera neighborhood of Barcelona known as "la mansión travesti", where the main character lives, played by R. Marcos Mota, who is a part of the El Palomar collective with Mariokissme.
The bridge between all these films intertwines the post-Franco Barcelona of Ocaña and the post-15-M Barcelona of El Palomar. Two historical moments are separated in time, but have several links in common: art, sexual dissidence, affections and the collective. The movie reencounters background of creation of certain fragments of Manderley's film, which was made in the Barcelona in the 80's, a time when Jesús Garay and Alberto Cardín (first cousins) shared an apartment in Portaferrisa street in Barcelona.
In this project Mariokissme explores indepth themes already mentioned in one of his other works published in this catalog, Epitafio para Alberto Cardín [Epitaph for Alberto Cardín], mainly sexual freedom, transvestism, transsexuality, homosexuality, polygamy, criticism of marriage, exhibitionism, prostitution, carpe diem youth, search for beauty, etc. Together with other new themes that appear from this mixture of new and old scenes, they make the conceptual discourse open to taboo themes: fetishism, pedophilia, necrophilia, pleasure... Concepts that Alberto Cardín deploys from psychoanalysis. Framework of interpretation that offered him for the analysis of both the individual psyche and culture.
Direction - Production - Camera - Editing - Sound: Mariokissme.
Actors in order of appearance:
R. Marcos Mota
Assistant director and cameraman: Sebastien Esteban.
Credits design: R. Marcos Mota.