"Clearchannel Mountain Range Frontier Expansion Tracking Shot So Far" by Jessie Stead
Digital video , color, sound, 17' 44''
Saturday, May 22, 2010, 23:00h
Oporto, Salvador Correia de Sá, 42, 2 frente, 1200-399 Lisboa
Jessie Stead is a multi-purpose dadaist and motion-picture maker currently based in New York. Using a variety of inexpensive means she produces assorted interdisciplinary media works that often combine image, music and text with a meandering conceptual focus. Her approach to motion-picture is as a kind of “adhesive” used to synthesize unlikely collaborations of seemingly disparate subject matter, formal strategies, technological experiments and other people. The piece "Clearchannel Mountain Range Frontier Expansion Tracking Shot So Far" is an ambitious, involving and extensive travelogue that challenges the imagination. A video-scroll portraying a domesticated landscape that allows one to remain contemplative.
"A thunder of spring over distant mountains" - 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 and artist Miguel Soares. Sponsored by GAU- Gestão de Audiovisuais.