Solitaire,pauvre,sordide,abrutie et courte - film de guerre
De Wagner Morales film 2005
Wagner Morales, within the audiovisual field, began taking interest in documentaries. This initial interest, certainly a consequence of his formation, does not restrain Morales from creating a wide range of productions, which includes experimental works and videoinstallations. These passages between the documentary and the experimental video can be realized in the uncommon procedures used in the construction of the works, or even in the thematic choices which reveal views of the world and of the contemporary audiovisual universe. In 2003, Morales began the production of a new series of thematic videos. This time, he approaches the universe of the traditional cinema and keeps a dialogue with the language clichés of the cinema and its genres. The first of the series is “Filme de Horror” (Horror Film), in which Morales, through a single plane, tries to recreate the atmosphere of these films. For this same series he produced “Cassino – Filme de Estrada” [Casino – Road Movie] (2003), which was awarded by Centro Cultural São Paulo. Afterwards, he produces “Ficção Científica” [Science Fiction] (2003), which assembles extracts from the dialogues of the film “Solaris” (1972), by the Russian director Andrei Tarkovski, and superpose common images of a new year party, a corridor of a hotel, and the dance floor of a club which, recreated in the edition, generate the ambience of a sci-fi film. The video received the Le Fresnoy Prize for Audiovisual Creation at the 14th Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival, what gave the opportunity for the artist to develop “solitaire, pauvre, sordide, abrutie et courte, film de guerre” during his residency in the institution in Tourcoing, north of France.
Bernardo Spinelli, Clara Ramos, Flávio Cury, Monique Chiarella, and Yara Frateschi
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