Bologna in Lettere 2021
Il Festival online
a cura di Maria Korporal
(Cláudia Cárdenas & Rafael Schilchting)
Super 8, 2018, 3’22”
Duo Strangloscope sound: Rodrigo Ramos
Investigate how our bodies respond / speak in the artistic and social environments of struggle and social action on the streets in the current misrule of things. In a corporeal ballet, the images play with the movements of counterattack, resistance, rebellion, seeking to respond to the current global and local crises, the ultraconservative revolutions, the migratory policies, the “legal coups” of Brazil, the extermination of minorities and their representatives, racism, class hatred and xenophobia.—
Cláudia Cárdenas & Rafael Schilchting are Duo Strangloscope. Duo Strangloscope’s films have been always focused entirely on movement, rhythm, and composition, and we have abandoned the focus on narrative. It is fraught with conscious ambiguities, encourages multiple interpretations, and marshals paradoxical and contradictory techniques and subject-matter to create a work that requires the active participation of the viewer. Experimental films are films that push the boundaries of conventional film making. The experimental aspect could be new and different ways of working with the camera, using lighting, playing with audio effects, scripting, performing or even acting. We started developing our own experimental films because of our interest in working with digital forms, trying to give them some texture by increasing the use of pixels, enlarging the images in its own digital materiality and then mixing digital with films in order to create a mutant skin.