Clara Aparicio Yoldi
Isabel Perez del Pulgar
Isabel Perez/José Cruzio
Natália de Mello
Pancrazio da Padova
Silvia de Gennaro
ANA BARROSO (Pt), Transitions, 15: 32, 2016
This film was shot in The Monastery of Batalha, a world heritage site that is a wonderful piece of architecture, still unfinished and an inspirational locus for filming as a reflection of moving images. The film happens in the threshold between the material and the intangible as it asks for the viewer's unique perception and emotional engagement with what is (not) happening in the narrative. The video is at odds with the tendencies in video art and it deals mostly with time, a slow time that gets the viewer deep into images and possible meanings and feelings. The non- linear narrative breaks into fragments but to evoke the imaginary, something that moves us but we can't necessarily grasp and explain. In a way, it's a metaphysical experience as well and not a film to excite senses and provoke stimuli in a fast pace. Technology brings up this paradox too: the most contemporary can also be the most anachronist object as it never ends or closes meanings. Each viewer can create his own path as he /she creates his own time for meditation and enlightenment.
The musical score was built to evoke both worlds, one as the reflection of the other: the surface and the deep in kind of sound and image alchemy. Loops are horizontal (moving images) and vertical (perception/ film and viewer relationship) expansions of subjectivity and experience
Ana Barroso was born in Leiria, Portugal in 1969. Lives and works in Lisbon. Doctorate in Artistic Studies, by University of Lisboa. Exhibits / works at media level, video art regularly since 2009. Key exhibitions / events:
1. Intermediations - video art and experimental video, Medellin, Colombia.
2. Shortfest, Cortos Cortos Festival, Cordoba, Spain.
3. Twisted Oyester Experimental Film Festival, Chicago, USA;
4.Indie Music Video and Sound Art Winter 2016, "Cica Museum, South Korea.