VAV – moving image
Comal is a short film that explores cooking as an embodied knowledge which is carried and used whenever it is necessary to go back to an internal place of familiarity and comfort. Roaming around new lands, far away from the place I come from, I turn to look at the landscape, to shape and rebuild it using the soil of the internal landscapes I carry within me. With this I build a comal: a cooking utensil used in Mexico to make tortillas, the staple Mexican food. In the comal, I find nourishment, warmth and celebration.