Expanding on Delfina Foundation's autumn programme on Autonomy, this display draws together some of the most pressing topics that emerged during the last edition of the Videobrasil Festival such as subjective experience, identity and desire. The videos investigate how cities and their symbolic borders shape an individual’s perception of 'self' and how, in return, people influence urban environments through their personal aspirations and beliefs.
In the videos and films, the characters wander through intimate portraits and emotional maps where present day reflection and reminiscence of the past blend into each other. Cities become imagined territories, newfoundlands waiting to be reclaimed. Affectionate gestures of emancipation emerge in a fragile equilibrium between physical location and immaterial consciousness, stillness and motion, disillusion and dream.
In addition to four videos from Videobrasil’s collection, the display also includes a work by Luiz Roque, a recent resident of Delfina Foundation and a regular participant of the Festival.
Hou Chien Cheng, All the Others (2011), 10 mins
Jurandir Müller and Kiko Goifman, Aurora (2002), 9 mins
Roy Dib, Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear (2012), 15 mins
Virgínia de Medeiros, Sérgio and Simone (2010), 10 mins
Luiz Roque, The New Monument (2013), 5 mins