4 February, 2017
Vivian Ostrovsky’s avant-garde work has been shown at major film festivals (Berlin, Rotterdam, Tribeca) and is part of international collections, including MOMA, Centre Pompidou and Deutschen Kinemathek. The screening of her films connected to Brazil below will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker chaired by Laura Mulvey.
1.30 – 1.45pm – Registration
1.45 – 2.00pm – Introduction
2.00 – 3.00pm – Screenings:
P.W. – Pincéis e Painéis (P.W. – Paintbrushes and Panels)(2010, 15’51, dig)
This video was made for an exhibition on the muralist Paulo Werneck, who was the first to introduce mosaics in Brazilian Modernist architecture.
CORrespondência e REcorDAÇoes (2013, 10’48, dig)
Based on a correspondence between artist Ione Saldanha and the filmmaker, this portrait on the artist’s life and work was made for an exhibition at MAM in Rio de Janeiro.
ICE/SEA (2005, 31 Min, 16mm)
Playful collage of sea, sun and ice. A beach extravaganza starring suicidal skiers, soaking tigers, plunging mermaids and much more.
3.00 – 3.20pm Discussion
3.20 – 3.35pm – Break
3.35 – 4.25pm – Screenings:
Nikita Kino (2002, 40 Min, 16mm)
‘In 1960 my family lived in Brazil when my father discovered that his sister and brother in Moscow, who he hadn’t seen for 40 years, were still alive. […] At the time I had my 8mm camera then later a super 8 with which I filmed the family, our outings, picnics, markets and their homes.’
This material was mixed with Soviet found-footage and music of the same period.
Copacabana Beach (1983, 14 10 Min, 16mm)
A humorous glimpse at what happens every morning on the wavy sidewalks of Copacabana beach. Physical fitness Brazilian style, with a dash of soccer and hints of Carmen Miranda.
4.25 – 5.00pm – Discussion
This event was curated by Diane Gabrysiak and Luciana Martins and the event organised in collaboration with Birkbeck’s Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI)