But the magic of the language of the loop - this historical starting point for film and video art - is precisely its own name; its own device; its very existence as a tool. The loop turns the island into an archipelago; the star into a constellation.
A loop is a loop is a loop.
The diversity of approaches to the loops’s concept marks both the 135 entries and the three finalists of LOOPS.LISBON 2016: loops in dialogue with cinema, theater, performance, activism, poetry.
The exhaustion of the loop in “Zootrópio” by Tiago Rosa-Rosso Carvalhas; The seconds of poetic terrorism becoming suspended time in Patrícia Almeida “Today, I Am Just a Butterfly Sending You a Sentence”, and the extension of the limits of space in Pedro Vaz “Laje Branca” constitute the second edition of Loops.Lisboa in the framework of Festival Temps d’Images Lisboa.Pre-Selection Jury: Irit Batsry (presidente), Alisson Avila, António Câmara Manuel, David Cabecinha
Award Jury: Emília Tavares (presidente), Gary Hill, Miguel Rios.
Text: Alisson Avila
ZOOTROPE By Tiago Rosa-Rosso Carvalhas
The earth is blue like an orange
Never an error words do not lie
They no longer let you sing
It is kisses’ turn to agree
The madmen and the loves
She her wedding ring mouth
All the secrets all the smiles
And what garments of indulgence
To believe her all naked
The wasps bloom green
The dawn around the neck
A necklace of windows
Wings cover the leaves
You have all the solar joys
All the sun on earth
On the paths of your beauty.
Director: Tiago Rosa-Rosso
Actors: António Dente, Miguel Plantier, Inês Cartaxo, Ana Monteiro
TODAY, I AM JUST A BUTTERFLY SENDING YOU A SENTENCE* de Patrícia Almeida
On 15 April 2015, Josephine Witt, a free-lance activist, interrupts the European Central Bank (ECB) press conference by throwing at its president, Mario Draghi, confettis and pamphlets. This intervention, from the moment the activist rises from the front row to when she removed by the security guards, lasted 23 seconds. However, the photographs taken by journalists in the room will circulate over the next 24 hours on television and in the press around the world. This video is an assembly and an attempt to reconstitute the micro-events present in the found photographs of this event.
It juxtaposes the original time of the action, with the photographic time - expanded - of that same event.
* Sentence of Josephine Witt’s manifesto about her protest against the ECB
By Patrícia Almeida
Editing: David-Alexandre Guéniot and Patrícia AlmeidaThanks: Raquel Castro and Festival Verão Azul
LAJE BRANCA de Pedro Vaz
White Slab is a single take of two cameras covering 180º of opposing cardinal directions of an island. The island is a white, rocky and bare, surrounded by a distant mountainous landscape. A man walks around the edge of its outer perimeter. His movement and that of the waves are the only two moving elements in an otherwise deeply static scenario.
The elliptical path of the person reveals the rock formation and suggests a suspension.
The author’s research, especially in painting and video installation, has been devoted to the possibilities and extensions of the landscape. It carries out a practice committed to a phenomenological approach - the landscape as a lived landscape. It includes as part of his work process expedition and long walks. It seeks an autonomous encounter between the present body and the place.
This work presents the tension between formulating a landscape and the consciousness of formulating it. Projecting the landscape to the outside as filtered through prosthetic eyes, but return, to what is seen as one who does not yet have the capacity to be aware of what he sees.
Color, 1:1, 1080p3’24’’ Loop