Oporto apresenta #26: Bleu Shut

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Oporto apresenta #26: Bleu ShutOporto apresenta #26: Bleu Shut
Friday, November 18, 2011, 22:30h
Oporto, Salvador Correia de Sá, 42, 2 frente, 1200-399 Lisboa

"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”. *

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

*title of book by Robert Irwin

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.


Friday, November 18, 2011 - 22:30



  • Salvador Correia de Sá, 42, 2 frente
    1200-399   Lisboa
    38° 42' 31.8384" N, 9° 8' 51.4356" W