BIFF Offscreen: The Wind Blows Wherever it Wants
O Vento Sopra onde Quer (The Wind Blows Wherever it Wants), André Parente
HDV, stereo; 10:47 loop; 2013
In O Vento Sopra onde Quer, André Parente focuses on cinema and gesture through images depicting hands from Robert Bresson films, an element quite characteristic of the French filmmaker's style. Through the hands we get to know the world, not only the space and the objects that occupy it, but life and death, violence and love giving. The hand shows that we are not stuck to the bottom of the sky, or the earth with which it seems to form one body.
On view October 10-14th @ North Park Theatre
Breif, behind-the-screens curator's talk @ 9:30pm on Thursday 10/10.
About the artist:
André Parente is an artist and researcher of cinema and new medias. In 1987 he obtained his PhD from the University Paris 8 under the guidance of Gilles Deleuze. Full Professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro where, in 1991, he founded the Nucleus of Image Technology (N-Imagem). Since 1977 he has been producing several videos, films and installations in which predominate a conceptual and experimental approach. His works have been exhibited in Brazil and abroad (Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Colombia, China, Portugal, among others). He is the author of the books: Imagem-máquina (1993), Sobre o cinema do simulacro (1998), O virtual e o hipertextual (1999), Narrativa e modernidade (2000), Tramas da rede (2004), Cinema et narrativité (L’Harmattan, 2005), Preparações e tarefas (2007), Cinema em trânsito (2012), Cinemáticos (2013), Cinema/Deleuze (2013), Passagens entre Fotografia e Cinema na Arte Brasileira (2015), among others. In the recent years he was the recipient of the following prizes: Rumos - Transmídia do Itaú Cultural (2002), Petrobrás de Novas Mídias (2005), Sergio Motta de Arte e Tecnologia (2006), Petrobrás de Memória das artes (2008), Oi Cultural (2010), Caixa Cultural Brasília (2011), Funarte de Artes Visuais (2013) e Funarte de Incentivo a Arte (2012), Oi Cultural (2014), Prêmio Marc Ferrez (2015), Secretaria de Cultura do Rio de Janeiro (2016).