Ming Liang TSAI
Madame Butterfly
Video | dv | color | 35'0'' | Taiwan | 2008

During the process of investigation of relationships between cinema, photography, and video art, the authors have been working global-local themes. Presenting in this video a one-shot view of Copacabana, which is the most populated neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro; here we see it empty of people and cars, a skyline with all windows closed. We are seeing only its architecture and some other nature´s presence. What seems to be just a flying journey into an avenue could turn out to be a poetic surprise.

Cristina AMIRAN was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1960, and lives and works there. She is a B.A. in Visual Communication (1988) and has studied art at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage (2003-2005). Khalil CHARIF, also from Rio de Janeiro (1967), has an A.A degree in Art History (2004) and is a B.A. in Architecture (1995); and has attended EAV Parque Lage (2003-2005) as well. They have been working independently and in group projects. Their exhibitions include: "Lusovideografia", Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, 2007. "VideoLab Coimbra 2006", TAGV / Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, 2006. "Posição 2004", EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 2004.

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