METEORITIC + TURTLE + THE INITIATE + POT SMALLER THAN POT + FRIED EGG

by João Maria GUSMAO & Pedro PAIVA
2008-2011 / 16mm / color / silent / 1S / 17' 00

Five films related to scale, birth and death. “Meteoritics” is high speed work composed of 4 shots and filmed in a glass workshop. This film focus exclusively on the incandescent glass, no human subject appears handling the workshop. All things happen in the suspension of the glass extracted from the oven, manoeuvred in mid air and dripping onto the floor in flames. The mysteries related to the craft unfold the creation of stars and planets. In “Turtle” we see the head of a turtle coming out of her shell. The slow motion provides for bizarre analogies: a child coming out of her mother’s wombs, an alien birth, as if you could only speak of an absolute stranger being born. In “Pot smaller than pot” a zoomed sequence of smaller and smaller objects seem to appear from inside each other. Like a Matryoshka doll made of random kitchen ware, each pot becoming the same optical size as the previous one; a never ending optical and material hypotheses… “Fried Egg”, also plays with the scale. This time the superimposition of 3 eggs being fried in a wok pan resemble at the same time a galaxy and a cell.

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 90,00 €