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In search of the giant axolote

In search of the giant axolote
with commentary by Jesse Lerner
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"In Search of the Giant Axolote" is a critical reflection on contemporary Mexican culture. In a country seemingly shipwrecked by the storms of crisis and despotism, I decided to use the axolote as a metaphor for the Mexican. In Aztec mythology this amphibian indigenous to central Mexico is the aquatic manifestation of the god Xolotl, the monstrous twin brother of Quetzalcoatl. Many painters, travelers, writers and philosophers have studied the appearance, symbolism and biology of this uniquely Mexican being.