Curatorial Project by MURIEL PARABONI (Brazil)
from 07.01 to 08.02.21
PANORAMA Vol #1
Artists: ANA BARROSO, Portugal / AUGUSTÍN TELO, Argentina / DAVE WALLS, Paraguay / HIROYA SAKURAI, Japan / HIROSHI ATOBE, Japan / KENT TATE, Canada / LEANDRO VARELA, Argentina / LUDIVINE LARGE-BASSETTE, France / MIKE ROLLO, Canada / MIKHAIL AND NATHALIA BASOV, Russia / ERICK TAPIA, Mexico.
PANORAMA Vol #2
Artists: DEE HOOD, USA / MAURICIO SÁENZ, Mexico / EVELIN STERMITZ, Austria / LISA BIRKE, Canada / LISI PRADA, Spain / SHON KIM, South Korea-USA / MARTIN DEL CARPIO, USA / ILARIA DI CARLO, Germany / DAVID ANTHONY SANT, Australia / GUILLAUME VALÉE, Canada / MARIANA DIANELA TORRES, Mexico / MIKEL GUILLEN, Canada / MOHAMED THARA, France / ROGER SIMIAN
& SARAHJANE SWAN, UK / SANDRA BOUGUERCH, UK / TAKAYUKI YOSHIDA, Japan.
Panorama Videoart + Experimental Cinema is a non-competitive exhibition of video art and avant-garde films with prominence on the international circuit. The curatorship focuses on works of an eminently authorial and artistic nature.
The event was created with the objective of making a periodic overview of critically relevant works at an international level, in order to foster local production and at the same time give visibility and feedback to artists.
The first edition of Panorama took place in November 2018, presenting 12 works by artists from 9 countries at Pinacoteca Ruben Berta Museum in Porto Alegre and at O Sítio Art and Technology in Florianopolis, Southern Brazil. In partnership with Cine Tornado, the program was also presented on the festival’s grid at Curitiba Cinemateque. The second edition took place in November 2019, bringing 16 films by artists from 11 countries, also with screenings in Porto Alegre and Florianopolis. In addition, Panorama focus special programs on guest artists, such as filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi, who in May 2019 had a section of his filmography presented in Porto Alegre.
With the health emergency, the third edition scheduled for 2020 has been postponed to 2021 and will be presented online, as has been happening with many festivals and cultural events throughout this year.
With the launch of the Visualconteiner on-demand platform in Milan, Italy, the opportunity arises to re-present the first two editions of Panorama, now on a global scale, from January 7 to February 8, anticipating and preparing for the third edition, which goes on air from March 19 to April 20 on the same Visualconteiner Web TV.
In these three years, our purpose has not changed: without focusing on genres, themes or trends, the selection strives for the diversity of approaches, seeking works that instigate in their own terms. The challenge for the audience is to begin again in each film, an exercise in opening and renewing the look whose effort is compensated by the inventiveness of the artists, by the unique way in which each translates their experience in the time we’re living. Wish that these testimonies presented in Panorama can also speak a little about us all.
Muriel Paraboni – Curator
Video List Vol #1:
ANA BARROSO – TRANSITIONS – PORTUGAL, 2016 – 15´32
A contemplative experience that breaks the boundary between perception and image.
AUGUSTÍN TELO – TOPOGRAFíAS DE UM RUIDO DISTANTE – ARGENTINA, 2018 – 3´10
Digital intervention on a family film shot in 8mm in 1970.
DAVE WALLS – NOSTALGIA MAR – PARAGUAY, 2018 – 3´10
An experimental film that explores nostalgia of a stranger in exile.
HIROYA SAKURAI – THE STREAM IV – JAPAN, 2017 – 6´54
A ballet using sound and the movement of algae and water.
HIROSHI ATOBE – HOUSE – JAPAN, 2017 – 1´00
The film suggests the analogy between music and light, materiality and emotion, mind and evidence.
KENT TATE – RUPTURE – CANADA, 2018 – 10´00
Human beings tend to create narratives about themselves and struggle to adapt them to reality.
LEANDRO VARELA – LA SEÑAL CÓSIMA – ARGENTINA, 2018 – 1´53
The presentation of a series of codified messages on film support.
LUDIVINE LARGE-BASSETTE – DROP OUT BODIES – FRANCE, 2018 – 17´00
A group of men and women fall to the ground one by one in a random pattern.
MIKE ROLLO – WAKE UP! SLEEPER – CANADA, 2017 –
A light for your path.
MIKHAIL AND NATHALIA BASOV – FILM FOR IMAGINARY MUSIC – RUSSIA, 2014 – 6´29
Vinyl is a nostalgic image, a ghost of the past that always comes back to consciousness.
ERICK TAPIA – ANALOGIA DE UN VIAJE – MEXICO, 2017 – 8´27
The journey as a dream path or state, the search for a place to revive or readapt.
Video List Vol #2
DEE HOOD – UNTHINK – UNITED STATES, 2019 – 3´41
The problem with meditation is trying to unthink, to keep the mind on blank for a few minutes.
MAURICIO SÁENZ – METEORITO – MEXICO, 2018 – 14´00
Bird men suffer mysterious falls in the search for where the sun rises.
EVELIN STERMITZ – ROOM TOUGHTS – AUSTRIA, 2014 – 3´04
Isolation and reflexion, repeated voices, solitude and emptiness, exhaustion.
LISA BIRKE – THE KNITS – CANADA, 2017 – 10´00
A sweater, knit by a mother, incrementally unravels as her daughter treks her way across Canada by foot.
LISI PRADA – MONET IMPRESSIONS – SPAIN, 2017 – 6´00
A tribute to the Master of Impressionism and also to the poetic and essential work of his gardeners.
SHON KIM – BOOKANIMA: ANDY WARHOL – SOUTH COREA-USA, 2019 – 4´58
A compound of ‘book’ and ‘anima’, an experimental animation to give new cinematic life to book.
MARTIN DEL CARPIO – MOTHER’S MILK – UNITED STATES, 2018 – 2´35
I’ve always been intrigued by my mother’s hands as a child.
ILARIA DI CARLO – THE DIVINE WAY – GERMANY-ITALY, 2019 – 15´00
The protagonist’s epic descent through an endless labyrinth of staircases.
DAVID ANTHONY SANT – INTERSPERSED – AUTRALIA, 2018 – 4´20
An objective camera captures succinct fragments of extemporaneous video footage
GUILLAUME VALÉE – LE DERNIER JOUR DU PAPILLON LUNE – CANADA, 2019 – 4´52
A luna moth is dying under the eyes of a child.
MARIANA DIANELA TORRES – JUNO – MEXICO, 2017 – 4´31
A formal exploration, sending to different textures: from the earthly to the spatial.
MIKEL GUILLEN – ATONAL – CANADA, 2019 – 16´20
A film poem about the mysterious relationship between music Atonality and Male Asexuality.
MOHAMED THARA – AS LONG AS I CAN HOLD MY BREATHE – FRANCE, 2017 – 9´32
The sinking of a migrant boat in the middle of the Mediterranean from archive images.
ROGER SIMIAN & SARAHJANE SWAN – BOY AND THE SEA – ENGLAND, 2019 – 5´00
An intimate family portrait in Super 8 – a document of one small boy’s sensory experience of the Sea.
SANDRA BOUGUERCH – THE CARETAKER – ENGLAND, 2019 – 3´12
A warden or a watcher is placed to keep an eye on and protect what is perceived as valuable.
TAKAYUKI YOSHIDA – TOUCH STONE- JAPAN, 2017 – 10´23
An abstract sculpture in marble stone is playfully climbed up by children.
Muriel Paraboni is a multimedia artist, teacher and curator. Trained in visual arts and cinema, with a master’s degree in the field of Art and Technology, his work is marked by hybridism and language experimentation in a variety of supports, such as painting, object, photography, installation, video and cinema. Have been exhibiting regularly, in solo and group shows, in various parts of the world since 2010. His films and videos have been presented at festivals, museums and art galleries in more than 20 countries, such as the United States , England, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Mexico, receiving several awards. Since 2018 is running and curating at Panorama Video Art + Experimental Cinema, an annual and non-competitive showcase for international video art and avant-garde films.