Carte Blanche to Patricia Mourão

Since its first edition, the Directors Week has tried to map out and welcome the independent audiovisual production in Brazil focused on researching and experimentation. Over the years, by a natural inclination of the Week, the competition showed films made by visual artists who are often seen in galleries or museums. In recent editions, and especially last year, there was the concrete desire to meditate on that phenomenon, to go after the films, rather than just embrace what was submitted to us. This is how we decided to invite Patrícia Mourão to program two screenings dedicated to films by Brazilian contemporary artists.

“The first program, "Concrete Nature", brings together works in which the concrete and formal repertoire of Brazilian art of the XXth century meets the nature’s organic and unstoppable matter-force, in films by Daniel Steegmann Magramé, Marcius Galan, Luiz Roque and Thiago Rocha Pitta. In the second program, "Documents of Barbarity", Thiago Martins Melo and Miguel Rio Branco relocate their work in other media – painting in Thiago’s case and photography in Rio Branco’s – to video, in desperate, disenchanted, violent and melancholic chants about the barbarity in the still current history of our colonization and exploitation of our people and land.

Not all of the artists we chose to present have film or video as their first and primary media of research. Some are better known for their paintings, sculptures, objects and photographs, and found on video a way to expand or further develop their research. The standard here, however, was not to draw an illustrative and comprehensive overview of formal and stylistic trends of Brazilian video in the 2000s, nor to point out theoretical and verbal questions from art history or other theories of this moment. The curatorial work was an exercise of free vision and an encounter with films that we would like to see displaced to the dark room and projected on a cinema screen.”

NATUREZA CONCRETA

16mm
dir: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
5' . 16mm . 2009-2011 . Brasil
Rating 12 years

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Screening:
november 26 at 14h

Ancestral
dir: Luiz Roque
5' . digital . 2016 . Brasil
Rating 12 years

Raios e trovões anunciam a aurora de um mundo ancestral, ainda não humano ou, talvez, e mais certeiramente, pós humano, onde a natureza não é idílio nem projeção romântica de um sujeito deslocado, mas tudo o que existe antes e depois da vida, do homem, do [...]

Screening:
november 26 at 14h

Danaë nos jardins de Górgona ou saudades de Pangeia
dir: Thiago Rocha Pitta
5' . digital . 2011 . Brasil
Rating 12 years

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Screening:
november 26 at 14h

Eclipse
dir: Marcius Galan
7' . digital . 2013 . Brasil
Rating 12 years

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Screening:
november 26 at 14h

O novo monumento
dir: Luiz Roque
5' . 16mm transferido para digital . 2013 . Brasil
Rating 12 years

Filmando em Minas Gerais, em uma das muitas paisagens do estado marcada pelos efeitos devastadores da mineração, e situado em um tempo que não se sabe se passado ou futuro, o filme fantasia e celebra a criação de um monumento inspirado nas esculturas de Amilcar [...]

Screening:
november 26 at 14h

Phasmides
dir: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
23' . 16 mm . 2009-2011 . Brasil
Rating 12 years

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Screening:
november 26 at 14h

DOCUMENTOS DA BARBÁRIE

Barbara Balaclava
dir: Thiago Martins de Melo . 18' . digital . 2016 . Brasil

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Screening:
november 26 at 15h

Sob as estrelas, as cinzas
dir: Miguel Rio Branco . 14' . digital . 2016 . Brasil

Screening:
november 26 at 15h

Vera Cruz
dir: Rosângela Rennó . 44' . digital . 2000 . Brasil

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Screening:
november 26 at 15h