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  • THE REFLECTING POOL Bill Viola
22 JUL, 17:00, Teatro Municipal Sala Dois
  • ANGEL

    Joseph Cornell
  • THE REFLECTING POOL

    Bill Viola
  • WATER WORK

    Tony Hill
  • SONG OF AVIGNON

    Jonas Mekas
  • ONE DAY MORE

    Vlatko Gilic
  • NOTES FOR A FILM ON INDIA

    Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • ALL INCLUSIVE

    Corina Schwingruber Ilić
THE REFLECTING POOL THE REFLECTING POOL
Bill Viola, 1979
USA, EXP, 00:07:00
In “The Reflecting Pool” (1979), Bill Viola resorts to the use of masks in order to, mimicking the effect “naturally” produced by the fountain in the aforementioned movie, combine different temporalities within the same frame. A character jumps into the water, but its movement is frozen in a snapshot that interrupts only its own action, preserving the movement of everything else around it. The coexistence, within the same frame, of the continuousness of movement (which we associate with life) with the static nature of photography (which fatefully resembles death) makes this interrupted leap leave us suspended between past, present, and future. Diogo Costa Amarante (adapted)  
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