Elias Canetti on crowds and Gaston Bachelard on fire inform this montage of images and sounds in downtown Lima’s semi-legal market of Mesa Redonda featuring density, saturation, reverie, heaps, crystallization, desire, and prohibition—favored terms in the authors’ work—amid the open defiance of the mayor’s new repressive policies in the aftermath of the April 2019 fire.

Crowds from Daniella Gandolfo on Vimeo.

Crowds by Daniella Gandolfo.