TARCISO'S ANALOGY + HAND, SMALLER THAN HAND + HAIRY STONE + FRUIT POLYHEDRON

by João Maria GUSMAO & Pedro PAIVA
2009 / 35mm / color / silent / 1S / 10' 00

Four films about anthropocentrism and its projection onto (art) objects. In “Tarciso’s Analogy” a mute interview takes place, the artists ask Tarciso, an old Brazilian drunkard miner of precious stones, to draw a comparison between his lost indian lover and the topaz… In “Hand smaller than hand” the camera follows a hand puppet that stands for the human body cruising a table display of classical geometrical exercises in plaster. The puppet performs like he is in a museum, stoping to admire the geometrical art works until he crosses a perfect greek foot… “Fruit Polyhedron” is framed like a seventeenth-century vanitas, with the horizon set below the center of the frame. The table holds an exuberant arrangement of exotic fruits and colors. The fruit has been peeled and reshaped. After a few seconds of still life, some of these abstract volumes, which appear to be attached to invisible threads, rise and start rotating like celestial bodies.

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