Aquela velha questão do som e da imagem

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Aquela velha questão do som e da imagem / That old question about sound and image


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.

Vídeo, Concept and Photography: João Bento
Soundtrack: David Leitão