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quarta-feira, 8 de julho de 2015

Flying to the ground

Flying to the ground still (2015)

I use my flip camera as I use my mac keyboard


This is a short narrative (could be set in loop mode) about noises that we stopped listening, images that we no longer see, small tensions that we no longer feel, inside a neat and tidy pantry in some corner in our brain. The action takes place at the Lisbon mental Hospital Julio de Matos, a serene and well ordered architectural site. Always fascinated me the idea of those landing planes that make daily raids on this paradise of hells. The airport runway is at less than three hundred yards from the hospital. I want to go back there. I could spend years catching those morning noises as I watch people like me with their broken minds walking every morning out of the pink compound for smoking a few cigarettes, cross the noisy Avenue of Brazil to drink a well scalded cup of coffee, or even buy a morning tabloid to know the latest football news, spot some enhanced flesh, or stay tuned to the world wide girl's gossip.

FLYING TO THE GROUND (2015)
Smart video
6'47"
Screenings
  • Premiere: 5th Free International Forum, June 2015. Bolognano . Italy
  • ADD-WOOD 2015 @ Purex, Lisbon.




ATERRAGEM (2015)
Smart video
6'47"

Apresentações ao vivo
  • Estreia: 5th Free International Forum, June 2015. Bolognano . Itália.
  • ADD-WOOD 2015 @ Purex, Lisboa.

Um vídeo em volta de ruídos que deixámos de ouvir, imagens que deixámos de ver, pequenas tensões que deixámos de sentir, arrumados e arrumadas numa despensa qualquer do cérebro. O local de captação é o Hospital Júlio de Matos. Sempre me fascinou a ideia dos aviões que diariamente fazem razias sobre aquele paraíso de infernos. Quero lá voltar. Poderia passar anos captando aqueles ruídos matinais enquanto observo gente como eu, mas com as mentes desfeitas, nas suas rotinas matinais: fumar os cigarros da praxe, atravessar a Avenida do Brasil para tomar uma italiana bem escaldada, ou até comprar a Bola, ou o Correio da Manhã.

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