Kino-Diaries & Cine-Portraits (Cork Mix)
1982-2012 | 70mins | Beta
For 30 years, Edgar Pêra has compulsively recorded images and sounds, assuming the Man-Kamera persona and accumulating files, film-diaries, interviews, events, etc. Along with this re-interpretation of picto-sonic activity, Pera has portrayed, since The City Of Cassiano (1991), issues such as Work and Laziness, Time and Reality, Freedom and Tyranny, Urban Planning and Architecture, Evasion and Alienation… And the life and/or work of thinkers and creators such as Agostinho da Silva, António Pedro, H.P. Lovecraft, Erik Satie, Carlos Paredes, Rudy Rucker, Robert Anton Wilson, Terence McKenna, Branquinho da Fonseca, Isabel Barreno, Luisa Costa Gomes…
The first phase of Edgar Pêra’s prolific work reaches its acme in A Janela (Maryalva Mix)/The Window(Don Juan Mix). It’s his synthesis of the twentieth century, considering the link between a formalist aesthetic inherited from silent movies and an instant way of capturing reality.
With the turn of the millennium, emotions overlapped sensations, both in speculative documentary (Movimentos Perpétuos and Homem-Teatro) and in fiction (Rio Turvo and O Barão).
These Kino-Diaries & Cine-Portraits, made especially for this retrospective, include past and future elements: film-fragments, rare or unseen kino-diaries, early-stage projects. Unique and unrepeatable visions. A singular film-event!