Oporto apresenta #24: Aleph
Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 22:30h
Oporto, Salvador Correia de Sá, 42, 2 frente, 1200-399 Lisboa
"Aleph" by Wallace Berman
16mm film, color,silent, loop, 1956-1966
Jorge Luis Borges describes the Aleph as a converging point of infinitude and simultaneous space, that he saw materialized on the 19th step of a staircase in an old building. In his description he mentions that this strange phenomenon can appear in other specific places.
Oporto is fortunate to have the perfect conditions to host once again an Aleph.The present Aleph is a film by the American assemblage artist and publisher Wallace Berman. This film, done during a period of 10 years, is a concentrated poetic meditation on his time, life, influences and work. Structured on the Kabbalah, "Aleph" is simultaneously a cryptic beat trip into infinite time and space.
"into the light of the endless loop" - Alexandre Estrela
Oporto is a studio and a non-profit screening room located in Lisboa. Occupying the former Merchant Sailors Union headquarters, Oporto projects from time to time a single unique experimental video or film. The programme is exquisite and extremely slow.The selection of the pieces screened is made, not only on the basis of the work itself, but also on an overall idea of an exquisite corpse . The space is directed by artist Alexandre Estrela, in cooperation with designers and associate program managers Antonio Gomes and Claudia Castelo a.k.a. Barbara Says. Sponsored by GAU- Gestão de Audiovisuais.