sobre a inveja: o vídeo

Nesta semana fiz um vídeo, como “dever de casa” para o o curso de Especialização em Artes Visuais, e posto-o aqui, também: uma análise do filme Amadeus, de Milos Forman, precisamente sobre a versão do diretor, lançada em edição comemorativa dos 20 anos de estréia do filme nos cinemas e cujo DVD consta no meu acervo pessoal. O trabalho permitia a escolha de um filme – qualquer um.
Quanto ao vídeo, na verdade trata-se de adaptação de um artigo postado em 2008 em outro blog meu (já extinto), “Sobre a Inveja”. Um esforço foi feito para adaptar-se o texto a uma linguagem mais objetiva como o veículo em questão exige, e que não excedesse 5 minutos.
Tanto no artigo original quanto no vídeo, ensaia-se um cotejamento entre as 2 versões do filme de Forman (ou seja, a que estreou nos cinemas em 1984 e a versão do diretor) e, em um segundo plano, a própria peça do dramaturgo inglês Peter Shaeffer, na qual o filme se baseou.

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early manifestations of the ‘recycling’ attitude

Yesterday, while taking participation in a discussion forum of my post-grad classes, I’d brought to all colleagues the following reflexion: after al, wasn’t RECYCLING a core idea of the early conceptual art manifestations, hence a true pioneerism in this sense? And isn’t the specific case of readymade nothing more than a proposal for the act of ‘recycling’?

The idea occurred by initially analysing pieces from artists such as Duchamp and Smithson.

Then, within the context of recycling, the recent cases of Brazilian artist/designers such as Polish-born sculptor Franz Krajcberg and designer Campana brothers came to mind:

Alongside with this, a shot on a ‘recycling’ workshop given by Italian designer/professor Aldo Cibic at a Venetian Architecture university, on 2007 (video is in Italian only):

art in food (arty food)

Visually speaking, concerning gastronomy and the food plating topic, a neat presentation should make a lot of difference in dishes’ preparing proccess (plus some GREAT music, like in the 1rst video) – whether artistic or even of the humorous kind.

Such, obviously, includes beverages like coffee (in CafeLatte combinations), which presents delicacies like this.

…Yet few can raise such condition to a stylish, witty level like Brazilian artist (settled in France) Juarez Machado – as follows.

a new outlook

Sometimes certain kind of virtual games (mostly those of the ‘simulator’ type) might represent not necessarily an ‘escapism’ or so, but mainly a ‘therapy’, an exercise for one’s SELF-ESTEEM… Wouldn’t anyone agree? I put this collocation here because of remembering a story once read about pop singer Mariah Carey, by a hard time she had been recently experiencing, and how such kind of simulating games just had helped her to get over. And she did, at last… Hence, whether certain things are ‘escapism’ or not, depends on the individual.

Of course those games which could incite to violence or prejudice of any kind are not included within the discussion here presented. That is other question.

Some things apparently trivial may suggest a new, perhaps unusual dimension in certain situations in our lives.

It’s all up to you.