2012. Brazil. César Oiticica Filho. 94 min.
Introduced by Jytte Jensen and Nicholas Fitch
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
2012. Brazil. Directed by César Oiticica Filho. Oiticica Filho, nephew of Hélio Oiticica, one of the most essential figures in the evolution of Brazil’s revolutionary art-movements of the 1960s and 1970s, combines skillful research with his exceptional access to his uncle’s films and documentation of artworks. The “Heliotapes”—audiotapes onto which the artist recorded ideas and “manifestations” from Rio de Janeiro, New York, and London before dispersing them to friends—make up the soundtrack of the documentary, along with terrific musical choices. With the addition of a treasure trove of images, this dynamic construction immerses the viewer in the universe of Hélio Oiticica, who guides us through the invention of his Bólides, Penetráveis, Núcleos, Parangolés, etc. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 94 min.
In the Film exhibition On the Edge: Brazilian Film Experiments of the 1960s and Early 1970s
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