Monday, November 14, 2011

Oporto apresenta #26

"Bleu Shut"

by Robert Nelson

16mm film, color, sound, 33', 1970

Robert Nelson is a celebrated film-maker that turned down the glories of the avant-garde for the joys of backyard projectionism. His films are ironic constructions, open questions made for the pleasures of gathering. “Bleu Shut” fits right in the so-called tradition of participatory-film. The film is an experiment built around a guessing game, where the act of “seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees”. *

*title of book by Robert Irwin

“On the cognitive mechanisms of boat-naming and its effect on the uncertainties of the real.”

Alexandre Estrela

Friday, November 18, 2011, 10.30 pm

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