A Song Often Played On The Radio

Raven Chacon/Cristobal Martinez | Short Drama
English/Spanish | United States| 2019 | 23 min
World Premiere

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 10:30am
Short Program: Perceptions

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

Two explorers search for gold and metals in the desert as one travels deeper into heat the other find solace in an empty house. Both learn there is more to their quest than the fruits of the earth but also the fruits of the soul.



Cristóbal Martínez is an artist-scholar that positions metaphors to mediate complications within sites of dromological, spatial, social, cultural, political, ecological, and economic anxiety. Within these locations, Martínez aestheticizes complexity to generatively engage publics in recovering/connecting knowledge. Martinez is an artist in Postcommodity and Radio Healer. He has exhibited in the 18th Biennale of Sydney, Adelaide International, Contour the 5th Biennale of the Moving Image, Nuit Blanche, Sundance Film Festival, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, 2017 Whitney Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Art in General, documenta14, and at the U.S./Mexico border - Repellent Fence.


Raven Chacon (born December 1977 in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States) is an American composer and artist. He is known as a composer of chamber music as well as a performer of experimental noise music and is recognized as one of few Native Americans working in either genre. As a solo artist, collaborator, or with Postcommodity, Chacon has exhibited or performed at Whitney Biennial, documenta 14, REDCAT, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Chaco Canyon, Ende Tymes Festival, 18th Biennale of Sydney, and The Kennedy Center. He is the recipient of the United States Artists fellowship in Music, The Creative Capital award in Visual Arts, The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation artist fellowship, and the American Academy’s Berlin Prize for Music Composition. He lives in Albuquerque, NM