EYE ECLIPSE + 3 SUNS + SOLAR, THE BLINDMAN EATING A PAPAYA + HEAT RAY

by João Maria GUSMAO & Pedro PAIVA
2007-2011 / 16mm / color / silent / 1S / 8' 32

Four high-speed films on analogy, materialism and vision. “Eye Eclipse”is based on an analogy between the human eye, the egg and the moon, in which the artists investigate the eclipse of a hidden planet, the existence which lies beyond the concept of visibility as an obscure material which exists though it is not seen. “3 suns” is a triple exposure of a sun set through a cave. It resultes in a sort of thought experiment related to Newton’s description of an image rémanent in the eye produced by looking directly at the sun. Here it is staged a conceptual hypothesis on blindness, time and suspension of vision through a trilemma. In “Solar the blind man…” we are confronted with the white gaze of a blind man. It ghostly haunts the observer, as if his blindness could break the forth wall convention. “Heat ray” follows the same conceptual framework. It is a reconstruction of Arquimendes incendiary mirror system, burning the film emulsion by the overexposure of mirror reflections on a screen.

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 70,00 €