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  • BERLIN FEUER Pedro Maia
22 JUL, 19:00, Teatro Municipal Sala Dois
  • BERLIN FEUER

    Pedro Maia
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    Margarida Albino
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    Siegfried A. Fruhauf
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    Daïchi Saïto
BERLIN FEUER BERLIN FEUER
Pedro Maia, 2021
Portugal · Germany, EXP, 00:05:40
Revisiting analog film, which he has been using in his visual manipulations, Pedro Maia also resorts to found footage in order to throw us into burning images. Shapes and figures dissolving within the film to show us something else: decomposing matter – that of cinema, as well as of bodies. Beings and images that run over each other in the attempt to escape or stop the relentlessness of time, setting fire to everything in their path. “Berlin Fire” reminds us that memories are fragile, just like the media that projects them and keeps them moving. Interrupting the darkness, the flames spread, devouring buildings, from which they launch themselves into a hypnotic exploration that resembles the materialness of painting. Layers of colors that blend; warm, still alive; knowing they will soon be extinct. With a trajectory very close to (and part of) Curtas Vila do Conde, Pedro Maia has been presenting his work at the festival since 2007, including music videos, film concerts, as well as an exhibit at Solar. (RaM)  
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