On this night of saturday August 23, 2003, La Mexicaine De
Perforation ("The Perforating Mexicans"), a branch of L'UX (for
Urban eXperiment), organized the Session
A clandestine film festival held at the Cinémathèque
française's Chaillot projection room.
After days of installation works, La Mexicaine De Perforation
night "La Jetée" by Chris Marker, "Le Bunker de la Dernière
by Carro & Jeunet and "La Dernier Combat" by Luc Besson.
La Mexicaine also introduced on stage the unique and outrageous actress
"Le Dernier Combat" for the opening speech.
weeks of projections, La Mexicaine De Perforation stopped the
Session Comoda film festival having other plans.
On August 23rd 2004, the Parisian police discovered Les
Arènes de Chaillot ("The Chaillot Arenas"), a fully equiped movie
theatre built under the Chaillot Hill by La Mexicaine De Perforation.
This entirely hand built movie theatre was the venue of the Urbex
Movies film festival managed during the summer 2004 by La Mexicaine
de Perforation until its brutal and obvious stop.
At this date, La Mexicaine De Perforation organized some other film
festivals in different public
and neglegted monuments.
Because their activities are totally clandestine, the only articles or
broadcasts are done once a venue is discovered.
This explains there are numerous related stories for the Urbex Movies
none for the Session Comoda.
The members of L'UX are largely secret, but its
Lazar Kunstmann published "La
culture en clandestins. L'UX",
relating 25 years of clandestine cultural actions.
His film, "Pantheon,
user's guide", is also a great way to find back the events done by
Mexicaine de Perforation.
Choice of articles:
The Guardian (Sept. 8, 2004) : In
a secret Paris cavern, the real underground cinema
Le Parisien (Sept. 4, 2004) : Les
catacombes abritaient un cinéma clandestin
The Guardian (Sept. 11, 2004) : Paris's
new slant on underground movies
Le Monde (Sept. 12, 2004) : La
Mexicaine de perforation fait du cinéma sous le Trocadéro
Le Monde 2 (Oct. 16, 2004) : Les
visiteurs du noir
Time Out Paris guide 2005 : Hidden
Paris - The great escape
Wired magazine (Jan. 20, 2012) : The New French Hacker-Artist Underground
May 1, 2005: The first images ever seen on television of La Mexicaine
De Perforation's clandestine cinema: Canal + : la Semaine du Cinéma with the interview
of French director Pierre Tchernia whose film Les Gaspards (The Holes) is a classic for La Mexicaine De
With Greg, read the interview of La Mexicaine De
Everything about the grammar of "La Mexicaine De
A Mexican perforator by any other name
Mexicaine De Perforation as an exam test (Text 2, page 24)
nuit avec La Mexicaine De Perforation. (Libération, Nov. 26,
More than 25 years of urban experiment in Paris.