Sessôes da Buganvília #14| VHS screening: ANTÓNIO JÚLIO DUARTE | Movie-concert: FILIPE FELIZARDO + LUÍS LOPES + ANTÓNIO JÚLIO DUARTE

17 Fevevereiro 2017 19h00

Sessões da Buganvília (Bougainvillea's Sessions) rescue a botanical inspiration for conducting a monthly dihybrid crossing, which consist in a combination of video projections and music concerts, comparing and colliding until it melts the specific orders of these two natures. The video projections take the form of a selection of works that are organized and transcribed in a limited edition of VHS, which is projected in this configuration during each session, at the beginning of the session. In addition, the concerts may suggest (or diverge) in relation to the motion pictures previously presented, either in their formal relationship, whether in the authorial relationship that some artists have towards the two ways of creation, often inseparable and complementary. Sessões da Buganvília are curated by António Caramelo, who imagine the installation of a Bougainvillea in the courtyard of the gallery, as a mediator condition on curating this cycle of sessions. The fourteenth guest artist of the screeningis António Julio Duarte, followed by a movie-concert by Filipe Felizardo, Luís Lopes and António Julio Duarte.




VHS SCREENING (19h00) // António Julio Duarte

MOVIE- CONCERT (19h30) // Filipe Felizardo + Luís Lopes + António Julio Duarte


Place your bets and pray for blood” (2010)

“ It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practicioner. That is the way it was and will be. That way and not some other way.” _Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian



This work began after the authors had access to a DVD's of cricket fighting championships from China.

Impressed by the notion that violence and grief are inherent in Nature, the authors used the same notion for their method of work: each one edited a 20-minute video using the raw data, not revealing their editing choices until the stipulated deadline for completing the work. 

The two projections were designed to be shown face to face.

When confronted with the need to create a sound for the video, was obvious to choose a "duel" of electric guitars. To enhance the concept of duel, we opted for an improvisation strategy, making each projection a unique performance.”(António Júlio Duarte e Filipe Felizardo, 2010)