VENTRILOQUISM + DARWIN'S APPLE, NEWTON'S MONKEY + BREAD, TEA AND BAO GAME + WATER MILL + COWFISH

by João Maria GUSMAO & Pedro PAIVA
2009-2012 / 16mm / color / silent / 1S / 12' 22

A group of five films related to the ideia of invention, time and death. “Ventriloquism” is a high-speed film set on a darkroom; an earthenware jar projects a stream of water from a hole in its bottom - it’s a clepsidra, used to measure the time of speeches in ancient Greece - on the background, the decapitated sculpture of Saint-Denis holding his head between his hands. It is as if a timeless discourse on things which are not endures through the mute shot. “Cowfish” shows a fish out of water in slow-motion, the cowfish on a plate moves his strange fins synchronously as a watch mechanism. The fish is a machine out of water and is slowly getting out of breath, like a near death experiment.

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