It can be said that the core image that makes up a loop – be it narrative or abstract, linear or deconstructed, of short or long duration – is by definition an island. A star. An isolated piece. 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 Today, I am just a butterfly sending you a sentence* by Patrícia Almeida, and the extension of the limits of space in Laje Branca by Pedro Vaz constitute the second edition of Loops.Lisboa in the framework of Festival Temps d’Images Lisboa.