Cámara Lúcida has the purpose of being the convergence of cinematography surrounded by poetry, politics and sensitivity; like the main axis of their aesthetic and narrative being; purposes that deserve being preserved in a society that, slowly but strongly, tries to disappear the criticism and meditation through the overwhelming homogenization.
This film program brings together two very prominent people within the American and Canadian alternative art and film communities. Eminent film critic, underground actress and performance artist Amy Taubin made a few forays into the world of filmmaking, and her most well known work is In the Bag, from 1981. In the words of film scholar and theorist Noël Carroll: «Roughly twenty minutes long, the film records a search through a tattered, patchwork-quilt shoulder bag for something – we know not what.
Microscope Gallery is happy to welcome Paris-based filmmaker Emmanuel Lefrant to the gallery for a special screening of his works on film. The program Underground — which is also the title of Lefrant’s first film and an indication of where most of his filmmaking takes place, literally or figuratively — features eight short films spanning fifteen years, nearly the artist’s complete filmography.
We celebrate Jonas Mekas’ work with one of his great diary-films, shot between 1969 and 1984: portraits of his community of artist and filmmaker friends (Rossellini, Anger, Warhol, Frampton, Lennon…), about “places, seasons of the year, climates (storms, snow, blizzards), streets and parks in New York, brief escapes to natural areas, nothing special, minor celebrations held over the years, up until now, and that are retained as a record in these short and personal sketches" (Mekas).
This humble homage to Jonas Mekas will take place at Modern Art Museum Cinemateque's - Rio de Janeiro (26.04) and at Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil (CCBB) - São Paulo (05.05), as part of LABAS - Lithuanian Culture Festival held at Ema Klabin Foundation in partnership with Lithuanian Consulate in São Paulo and the Lithuanian-Brazilian community.