LOOPS.LISBOA 2018

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September
AUTHOR(S)
  • Multiple authors
EXHIBITION
  • Opening:
  • 29th of November
  • 30th of November
  • to 3rd of February 2019
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Selected Artist LOOPS.LISBOA 2018
(In alphabetical order)

That Old Question About Sound and Image

2’47’’, 2000

Synopsis

A landscape that moves (through the reels found in an old and empty movie theatre), a static observer and a soundtrack.
This video corresponds to a period of research carried out in the late 1990s, in which I exhaustively explored some issues related with photography, film, video and sound. Questioning these different but complementary supports, transforming them through the use of other artistic practices and preserving their archaic way of functioning through their own intrinsic characteristics. In this way, we got beyond the objectivity that characterizes photography, by a larger body of work which derived from it, I explored the way we look and mentally re-establish a static image. Photography establishes a fixation at a specific time that does not physically erase itself while moving into another moment. This erasing only occurs or may occur in our perceptual system. A human characteristic contradictory to the sonorously mechanized reproducibility of photography.
Between sound and image, this became a great question to me.

Technical Specifications

Vídeo, concept and photography
João Bento

Soundtrack
David Leitão

João Bento

Sound and visual artist. He graduated in Plastic Arts from ESAD-Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Since 2004 he composes sound for performances, dance, experimental films, theatre plays and live acts. His work articulates analog instruments and sound objects, used in a multidisciplinary context. Relating sound archives and processes that question memory and territory, he created in 2012 the "366 Sound Daily Project" audio installation developed for the ECOS Encontros sobre Escuta e Lugar at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale (13) and the installation "Cactus" (2016) for the event Lisboa Soa, International Meeting of Urban Art and Auditory Culture. He created the sound and visual installation "8 Linhas" (18) and "Correspondência" (18) for the cultural programming Caminhos Médio Tejo. Between 2003 and 2006 he coordinated the VS Project (International Experimental Video Platform) with the IMAGO Film Fest.

The Guarany (Right and Left)

19’07’’, 2018

Synopsis

Accompanying the Carlos Gomes’ song, “O Guarani”, the artist’s right and left hands take turns in drawing circles on the center of the Brazilian flag, with a red ballpoint pen. Rather than creating an outcome, the movement is reiterated in a back and forth continuity: music and action are reversed, returning to the starting point.

Technical Specifications

Video-performance
Letícia Larín

Letícia Larín

Letícia Larín was born in São Paulo in 1982, from 2012 to 2016 she was based in Lima, and since 2017 she lives and works in Lisbon.
In 2018, the artist presented a performance at 515 Bendix (Los Angeles), in 2017 at the ABLI - Lima Art Biennial, among others. In 2018 she participated in the Paul Artspace residency (St. Louis, MO), and in 2016, in the Atalaia Artes Performativas (Almodôvar, PT) and in the Rat Puerto Mitla (Mexico City) artistic residencies.
Her main solo exhibitions were at Lima - Ricardo Palma Cultural Center (2018) and Socorro Espacio Polivalente (2015) -, and in 2017 she presented two large installations in Portugal (Casa da Cultura, Ílhavo, and at the INATEL building, Braga). The artist participated in collective exhibitions in Peru since 2014 and in Brazil since 2002, among which Concurso de Arte Contemporâneo Joven (CCRP, Lima, 2014) and Paradoxos Brasil - Rumos Artes Visuais 2005/2006 (CDMAC, Fortaleza, Paço Imperial, RJ, Itaú Cultural Institut, SP).

The Blue Period

11’45’’, 2018

Synopsis

A non-chronological revisiting of iconic works of 'the great masters of art' (from the 20th century to the present) centered on the blue color as a starting point for the narrative that (literally) unfolds on a roll of paper. It is successively rotated/drawn/rotated, in a mise en abîme movement that materially reproduces the immaterial loop of the image.
The construction of iconic (and ironic) images is initially done by using the traditional tools of drawing and painting, later replaced by domestic/intimate objects, culminating in a suggestive masturbation.
The loop reshapes the meaning of the actions and objects. The mirror effect between the loop and its reflection underlines the (systematic) repetition of a (systemic) tendency at significant moments of transition in Western art, signaling the constant in the replacing and substituted conventions. The page returns always as a blank one: ready to be rewritten.

Technical Specifications

Directing and production
Mané

Image and editing
Mané
Bernardo Fachada

Acknowledgements
Ana Cristina Cachola
Marta Espiridião
Tiago Pereira
João Rosas

Mané

She has a degree in Art Multimedia (with a specialization in Performance and Installation), distinguished with the 2009/10’s Merit Scholarship of the University of Lisbon and the BPI/FBAUL 2010 award. She also holds a degree in Environmental Health and a Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Design and Public Art. This background continues to be a great influence in the work she produces where she explores the relationships between man and the environment, often invoking sexuality from a physiological/biological and sociological point of view.
She participated in the 2010’s Landart Festival of Cascais and in the Artistic Residency for Iberoamerican Creators in Mexico, having exhibited at the Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli Museum and at the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico. She joined the 2009’s National Young Creators Exhibition in the category of Plastic Arts. She recently exhibited her work at the Museum of the Arts of Sintra, Zé dos Bois Gallery, Zaratan and Escola das Gaivotas.