In Chancha Vía Circuito‘s latest video, there are no glow sticks, neon tribal outfits, or psychedelic transitions, like much of what’s been prominent in the visual aesthetics of Zizek. In fact, this video is black and white, and features modern art dancers. And needless to say, there’s something that stands out from Chancha than the rest of the fellas of the Zizek Crew.
Chancha released his sophomore album Río Arriba back in 2010, weaving percussive textures that rooted towards the sounds of hallucinogenic Andean folklore, and left more of the kitchy digital sound behind. While it gained high acclaim and expanded the sounds of the ever evolving ñu cumbia scene, it also grabbed the attention of contemporary surrealist dancers who selected Chancha’s song “Amelia” to artistically intervine and take over the Alvear monument in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The live piece occurred last year and was recorded by filmmaker Nacho Mallorens.
Interestingly, these beautiful extraterrestrial-like women perform in a tripped-out synchronization that gives a kaleidoscopic effect that draws inspiration from Busby Berkeley’s 1930’s films. So I guess there are some psychedelic aesthetics underneath after all.