Stay Strangulated (A retrospective of the films of Duo Strangloscope)

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Duo Strangloscope's compositional films have sought to antagonize the narrative tradition in film making. There has been a desire to break the illusion and to create non-narrative sequences by configuring a cinematic language that is abundant in its use of forms, motions, patterns and flows, ultimately leading to an excessively effusive visual pleasure and as Fred Camper said regarding one of the criterion for experimental cinema, they never offer a clear univalent message, moreover it is fraught with conscious ambiguities and marshals paradoxical, even contradictory techniques and subject-matters to create a work that challenges the viewers instead of lulling them into a false sense of reality. The abstract techniques employed open their video works up to multiple interpretations (or even beyond) and generate mixed feelings largely dependent on the viewers pre-existing attachments. To an expert's eye it is both profound and scintillating, pragmatic and preposterous as they contradicts and criticizes themselves without advocating any particular way of thinking about it following a certain canon.

Part of the 5th TENT Little Cinema International Festival for Experimental Films and Media Arts.

Programme:

Curated by Raju Roychowdhury

  • Living Still Life (4'51" - Brasil, 2012)
  • Time Gap (10'59" - Detroit/Brasil, 2013)
  • Nuclear Emulsion (4'12" - Brasil, 2013)
  • Child World (10' - Brasil, 2014)
  • Leopard Man Study (7'34" - Belgrado/Brasil, 2017)
  • Honra ao mérito (9'45"- Brasil, 2017)
  • Deriva (3'11" - Brasil, 2017)
  • Solo un poco aqui (5'33" - Mexico, 2018)
  • Movimento (3'09" - Brasil, 2018)
  • Vazios Habitados (21'04" - Brasil, 2018)

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De Lunes, Diciembre 10, 2018 (Todo el día) hasta Sábado, Diciembre 15, 2018 (Todo el día)

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  • 4 Bipin Pal Road
    Kolkata
    India
    22° 31' 9.4296" N, 88° 21' 5.5908" E