segunda-feira, novembro 30, 2009

confessions

domingo, novembro 29, 2009

and the blood gave life

At Folsom Prison

A Folsom State Prison do Breve Sumário é território post-mortem - de que se ocupa um zeloso conselho de administração constituído pelo teólogo Lúcifer, o self made devil Satanás e um Belial estoira-vergas - e quem se prepara para arrombar os seus portões é Cristo.

in, Manual de Leitura, "Breve Sumário da História de Deus" TNSJ


Em o 'Breve Sumário da História de Deus', levado à cena no Teatro Nacional S. João até 20 de Dezembro, Nuno Carinhas interpreta as palavras escritas por Gil Vicente e encena um estado de sítio entre um grupo de sem-nome que rapidamente assumem as personagens do elenco da História da Criação nos modelos Cristãos.
À semelhança de Pitié (Alain Platel) os intérpretes procuram um estado de possessão que é inerente ao Teatro convencional e necessário para contar uma história que remete às nossas origens assim como nos contaram, uma história com mais de dois mil anos de existência carregada de simbolismo e iconografia pagã re-interpretada da qual se é quase impossível dissociar.
Num português arcaico a história desenrola-se gradualmente desde os preparativos de um motim até ao clímax do mesmo, passando de forma breve pelos episódios daqueles que são, sem dúvida, os personagens mais famosos do panorama bíblico.
Enquanto leigo nas matérias de Teatro Vicentino o espectáculo procura manter presente uma imagética que corresponde ao autor, mas como é que se conta uma história que já se sabe como vai acabar?
Enquanto a dança de Platel e as músicas de Cassol se unem para resultar num Requiem da vida sacra, aqui as personagens estão bem definidas, existem e pretendem ser 'reais', a metáfora torna-se literal por detrás de uma fina película e de máscaras que escondem os vilões deste thriller milenar, transposto ao longo dos séculos para diferentes estilos artísticos onde cada autor tenta uma interpretação pessoal deste mito "medieval".
Um pouco como os mitos que se geraram em torno de grandes personagens a interpretação, ou re-interpretação dos factos não abandona o foro pessoal de quem os aborda, algo de muito individual.
O dispositivo cénico encontra-se algures entre um estábulo, uma arca de Noé naufragada e (talvez mais actual) um depósito humano próximo dos acampamentos da Segunda Guerra Mundial, onde habitam estes seres sem casa, estes sem-nome que, como numa prisão, sucumbem aos instintos básicos de comportamento humano que se rege apenas pelo Bem e o Mal.
À semelhança de qualquer Odisseia, aqui as personagens rumam em caminhos sinuosos conduzindo o enredo através de episódios reconhecíveis e marcantes pontuados por acções humanas (ou divinas) que são responsáveis por um destino conjunto de todos os que habitam dentro da mesma história.
'Breve Sumário da História de Deus' é mais um exercício de arte sacra onde o veio divino - aquele que todos os dias, seja por fé, descrença, ignorância, ou vazio, nos assola o espírito - acompanha a narrativa de uma obra de Teatro Português.
Nada resta senão a nossa humilde existência face ao desconhecido e portanto são válidas todas as tentativas de explicação e esclarecimento dos factos.

Em Pitié a contemporaneidade remetia o espectador para aquilo que o ser humano é capaz de abdicar, aqui Nuno Carinhas e o elenco exercitam esta dúvida num ambiente bastante comedido onde se sofrem as repercussões de um Teatro Português onde continua a ser necessário ultrapassar o limite, forçar as barreiras daquilo que já temos.
As palavras já existem, estão lá, é necessário procurar para além delas, o corpo tem mais a dizer, a expressão estende-se a uma aura que nos envolve e que é urgente colorir de emoções.

De Lei d'Escritura e Lei Natural já temos passados os mais principais, venha a Lei da Graça por que os mortais alcancem a glória de sempre eternal.

sábado, novembro 28, 2009

epílogo

Gosto bastante do meu pequeno hamster, gosto de chegar a casa e olhar para a gaiola onde o tenho guardado, gosto da companhia dele enquanto cozinho. Não gosto de o ter na gaiola, tenho pena dos animais, mas é a única maneira de mantê-lo sob vigilância, caso contrário.... zás... e sai a correr por todo o lado. E depois encontrá-lo?

in, "Measures Between Bars" (Medidas Entre Barras)

Zimbardo vs. Oscar Wilde


© Luís Barbosa

A requiem about being imprisioned...

sexta-feira, novembro 27, 2009

new media art



Dziga Vertov, still from The Man with the Movie Camera, 1929.

Give Me That Slow Knowing Smile



Casa da Música | 1 Dezembro | Sala Suggia

Papa don't preach...



Glee...just keeps getting better and better!

quinta-feira, novembro 26, 2009

sleep disorders

It's hard to sleep when you go to bed with more than yourself, when all the unsolved problems lie there - by your side - mocking the fact that you are trying to get a little rest, trying to forget everything else.
I'm not talking about isomnia, I'm talking about a thing that happens to me all the time, that is I go to bed tired and wake up even more tired, I don't dream to much, I try to abstract myself from all the things that cross my mind in those moments I'm turning side to side, trying to find a position where all my existence can sustain from existing and die for a few hours. (In all this years, I could never find a really good position to sleep, something is always unconfortable, like if a part of my body should not be there...)
What is more difficult for me to understand is why do other people have the right to upset your own sleep, the moment you really have left for yourself to not use and be glad about it, to enjoy all of it spent in this need... In this absolute state of unexistence that we humans don't dispense - or, on the other hand, are very aware of the damages caused by the lack of it.
And here we are all concerned with each other, trying to get a little rest from our busy and unsettled days, and that not only gets in our way through our schedule moments, also develops sleeping disorders. It's as simple as this, people should care more about how their coworkers, colleagues, lovers, friends (etc.) sleep in order to avoid those tiny and unsettling negative details that are the cause for "playing fake roles" within those you should be nurturing a healthy realtionship.

quarta-feira, novembro 25, 2009

domingo, novembro 22, 2009

Raízes, um filme de Carlos Ruiz



“Raízes” é uma representação alegórica da vida e da morte numa comunidade neolítica. A história ilustra o início do sedentarismo num período onde o ser humano ainda vive numa dependência harmoniosa com a natureza, da qual depende para sobreviver. Em Castro Laboreiro, há pastores, caçadores, ag...ricultores rudimentares. Há um grande espírito de solidaridade no grupo e todos dependem do esforço dos outros para sobreviver. Um dia Ancu, um importante caçador da tribo, morre. Toda a actividade cessa para dar início à preparação da passagem de Ancu para um outro mundo, espiritual.

Civil Disobedience

"It is something to able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look. To affect the quality of the day - that is the highest of arts."
- Henry David Thoreau

related: Invisible Cinema

Fauré's Elegy



Gabriel Fauré

sexta-feira, novembro 20, 2009

measures between bars



There are narratives of convergence, which ultimately affirm that art and science are one and the same: ways of understanding the world. And there are the narratives of separation, postulating that art and science are two distinct ways of producing worlds, to a level in which the worlds they produce do not intersect.

in Nomadic.0910/About

more in www.sempalco.pt

David LaChapelle sexes up Iglesias

Out filmmaker-photographer David LaChapelle is known for his provocative collaborations with divas from Christina Aguilera to Angelina Jolie. But in 2000 he sexed up Enrique Iglesias for a music video that has gone unreleased — until now.

LaChapelle directed the video for Iglesias’s remake of the Bruce Springsteen song “Sad Eyes". Though Iglesias spends much of the video in bed (and in a bathtub) with a woman, for the number of nude shots of Iglesias alone, this video is sure to up his stock with gay fans.

Word is the steamy shots and an image of a stripper pole growing out from between his legs caused Iglesias's record label to shelve the video in 2000.

Check out the video and some juicy screen grabs here and on the following pages ... [the advocate]

quarta-feira, novembro 18, 2009

High Heels on the Beach



Vogue's November Cover: Annie Leibovitz photographs the Cast of "Nine"... more here

terça-feira, novembro 17, 2009

Psycho ending

MOTHER'S VOICE:
It's sad when a mother has to speak the words that condemn her own son.

But I couldn't allow them to believe that I would commit murder. They'll put him away now as I should have years ago. He was always bad, and in the end he intended to tell them I killed those girls and that man.

As if I could do anything except just sit and stare--like one of his stuffed birds. Well, they know I can't move a finger. And I won't. I'll just sit here and be quiet, just in case they do suspect me.

They're probably watching me. Well, let them. Let them see what kind of person I am.

A fly has landed upon his hand, which rests in his lap.

I'm not even going to swat that fly. I hope they are watching. They'll see. They'll see, and they'll know, and they'll say... (as he slowly raises his eyes to meet ours, smirking) 'Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly!'

Is it our imagination, or does Norman's smile begin to morph into his mother's dead grin, as we fade to the final shot of Marion's car being hauled from the quicksand?


in Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO (1960)

segunda-feira, novembro 16, 2009

#27





decisions

E como que se o atirassem, apenas com o toque imperceptível do dedo indicador nas suas costas, da borda do precipício onde permanecia com o olhar fixado no horizonte, sentiu que a sua decisão seria difícil de manter, pois todos os momentos de prazer eram rapidamente identificados e os problemas associados eram, com a mesma velocidade, esquecidos...
No momento em que se questionava acerca da sua decisão sentiu como se parte dele estivesse a morrer lentamente até que o momento definitivo chegasse.

sábado, novembro 14, 2009

sexta-feira, novembro 13, 2009

Boethius

“But this itself is the very greatest cause of my grief, that, although there does exist a good ruler of the universe, evil can exist at all and even pass unpunished; and I beg you consider now how much wonder this fact alone properly causes. And to this is added another thing, of greater import: for when wickedness flourishes and is in control, virtue not only lacks rewards, but is even thrown down and trodden under the feet of wicked men and pays the penalty of vice. That this should happen in the kingdom of God who knows all, and is all-powerful, but only wills the good, no man can sufficiently wonder at or complain of.”

All quotations and translations of The Consolation of Philosophy are taken from Boethius, The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy. Trans. H. F. Stewart, E. K. Rand, and S.J. Tester. Loeb Classical Library, vol. 74. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1973), Bk. 4, ch. 1. *Hereafter, CP. “Sed ea ipsa est vel maxima nostri causa maeroris, quod, cum rerum bonus rector exsistat, vel esse omnino mala possint vel impunita praetereant; quod solum quanta dignum sit admiratione profecto consideras. At huic aliud maius adiungitur. Nam imperante florenteque nequitia virtus non solum praemiis caret, verum etiam sceleratorum pedibus subiecta calcatur et in locum facinorum supplicia luit. Quae fieri in regno scientis omnia, potentis omnia sed bona tantummodo volentis dei nemo satis potest nec admirari nec conqueri.”

quinta-feira, novembro 12, 2009

La Danse



Um documentário sobre a dança... "La Danse"

terça-feira, novembro 10, 2009

das experiment (2001)



Made in 2001, the german movie directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel is based on the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" conducted in 1971, as you can see in Quiet Rage: The Documentary.
An experiment that started out to be the first study about human behaviour within the limitations imposed to prisoners. Creating an environment, with the help of volunteers, of a real prison.
Although it is a fictioned story based on what really happened in Stanford with the experiment lead by Prof. Zimbardo, the movie is about the human attitudes that took the experiment to an end after six days.
At first we see that it all begins as a game for everyone but soon the impulses of leadership and the fear of humilitation start out to be the element of disorder and a cataliser for the events that rapidilly take place within the improvised installations.
Similar to what happened in Stanford Prison the volunteers were divided into guards and prisoners establishing already a difference even if that choice was as random as it could, after 36 hours the first riot happens out of the prisoner 77 setting out that he he's only inside a game and for that he wants to be treated with respect.
This leads to a rage from the guards that develop a animosity with that prisoner specially, and for that start a silent revenge and the necessity to be respected by those who are prisoners starts to overcome the fact that they're only within a "laboratory experiment".
The movie exponentiates the consequences of Stanford Prison to a so that it can be clear the effects that such experiment can have in human beings that are exposed to stress and pressure, and above all, lack of freedom.
One the main aspects of the movie is that some of the men playing "the prisoners" soon started to panic and the income they're getting from that experience were no longer important, even that that was the main reason for them to have joined the experience in the first place.

The identity loss was one of the important factors in the changing of the behavior, for the prisoners to be humiliated as such, and for the guards to gain a respect that they did not had in their regular life.

Imprisionment is all about the things you loose, about the exterior, about getting out of that place no matter what.

segunda-feira, novembro 09, 2009

domingo, novembro 08, 2009

two sleepy people

...and too much in love to say goodnight.

I would be glad to reach the end of my life and feel like this. To have a nest to rest, and stay there just about the same with foggy little fellows and have that warm sleepy feeling that makes us feel just alright.
Not this sleepness I feel nowadays that is a sign of dispair and anxiety, a numbness that I let myself fall in just not to confront the reality, or phearhaps it's the confrontation of it that makes me feel like this.
I wanted for that sleepy people to be next to me, to embrace all the memories I will have whenever that time comes.
Isn't it funny that the more evolved generations become the more earlier the concerns about that time of life that comes for everyone come and set their space within our more important thoughts.
Like Jean Baptiste Grenouille (the character written by Patrick Süskind in the novel "Das Perfume") I find myself discontent several times with human kind, and I feel I have this urge to find the perfectness within the human being - of course I will not become a serial-killer or try to recollect the human scent - and try to build my self up to that image I have of humans.
"We are the people we meet" and for that I keep my statement of "Humanity is a congregation of human flaws", for we have a natural aptness to incorporate the failures we see from the moment we are born, it's like goodness is already installed and within the program and then we learn new parameters - like computers have their development set by the errors bad users make to them till they reach a point when they're full with incomplete files and viruses - and build different grades of mal-function actions and behaviours, those we had to set regulations to stop them from destroying humanity before it could understand its own existence.

back to virginity

a difficult bird to cage: Mademoiselle 'non'


auto-portrait for Vogue Magazine

Sylvie Guillem

wiki_info

Intermission (2003)

momentos musicais_para boring sundays


Celine Dion: Taking Chances

Marcel Dion | MySpace Video


cover version (glee)





Mozart's Requiem

sexta-feira, novembro 06, 2009

VideoDanza_BuenosAires


Más fotos como esta en | Mais fotos como esta em movimiento.org | movimento.org

VideoDanzaBA 09 [November 14th - 22nd] - programación

Since 1995, VideoDanzaBA, founded as Festival Internacional de Video-danza de Buenos Aires, is a platform for divulging, learning, discussing, and developing networks about the artistic work around the axis body-technology in the broadest sense.With a strong accent on the exchange with the Latin American countries, that lead to the establishment of Circuito Videodanza MERCOSUR (CVM) and the Latin American Videodance Forum (FLV), VideoDanzaBA have also developed residency plans with foreign organizations such as South East Dance (RU), among others, to increase the research opportunities and the artistic exchange, in a frame that encourages diversity.

Programación Martes 17 (Noviembre)/ CCR: Microcine

...
17: 30 hs. AL BORDE (Selección VD - 73 min)

• Bailarina (Cobi Migliora/5:35 min./Argentina/2009)
The movement of things (Daniel Pinheiro/9:20 min./Portugal/2008)
• Calle de las 7 Cruces (propuesta para un recorrido) (Valeria Andrade/7 min./Ecuador/ 2008)
• Poema del tiempo (Jorge Bernal-Mayra Forte-Abel Moreyra/10 min./Argentina/2009)
• Hydra II (Vera Wilner/10 min./Argentina/2009)
• Beso.te.beso (Marcela González Cortés/7:32 min./Argentina/2009)
• Sin darle cuerda (Diana Salcedo-Patricia Pisman/5:51 min./Colombia/2008)
• Living Colors (Guillaume Le Grontec-Stefanie Batten Bland/2:53min/ Estados Unidos-Francia/2006)
• Get closer (Roberto Contini-Alida Bernardi/2:35 min./Italia/2008)
• Hodoku (Nadia Patrian-Silvina Cortés-Ernesto Chacón Oribe/12:58 min./Argentina/2008)

quinta-feira, novembro 05, 2009

when the world is a bit a mess

"Fall"

the season when renovation begins...



dre.dance nyc

music by: Nico Muhly

segunda-feira, novembro 02, 2009

we love glee...

Estou completamente "agarrado" à série Glee...
A nova série da FOX já estreada em Setembro está a fazer furor e a arrecadar fãs por todo o lado. Uma metáfora desta nossa High School Generation viciados em conseguir o seu "grande" momento de fama. Os "Prom Kings and Queens", os "Loosers" e um clube de teatro musical onde todos os sonhos são possíveis...

Disco used to rule the old school Glee. Now it's all about giving it all and go "Grease" all over again.



moreallofme/glee

It's all about for them being the stars! And get the popular kids to join the parade...

Something about Lea Michele:

She doesn't live here anymore

Pina Bausch is dead.

The sudden and abrupt end of her life and her creativity
shocked her family, her friends, dancers, collaborators
and admirers of her art all over the world.

We are in mourning.

Pina will continue to influence all of us
who were in touch with her
and who experienced the magic of her work
as well as the righteousness and tenderness of her look
at us and at our times.

I'm brokenhearted
that we started our long-envisioned collaboration and film
too late.

Wim Wenders

guardian.co.uk

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