Corporema (eng subtitle)

Video-poem resulting from the postdoctoral research carried out at the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) on the experience of the body's narratives in inhabiting the contemporary city, articulating knowledge from geographical science and dance. The screenplay of the video was inspired by the chants of Dante's Inferno (The Divine Comedy), specifically in the First Circle, the Limbo (pagan virtuosity) where the Human Science Castle with its Seven Walls, The Trivium (Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric) and the Quadrivium (Arithmetic, Astronomy, Geometry and Music). Around the castle is the River Eloquence, replaced in the video-poem by "language". From this came the idea of ​​heading each imagery verse, with one of the skills that translate not only the "liberal arts" (cited in that Castle), but also include the "mechanical arts", which were also part of the teaching methodology organized in the Middle Ages. The crossing of the city, therefore, is confused with the crossing of Dante and also with ours. Therefore, she is not only a participant in this eloquent virtuosity, a privilege achieved by free bodies, but also the fruit of the labor of those who have her body imprisoned by the many forms of slavery. So the experience of the contemporary inhabitant of the city is given to us by a corpography that says so much: "Leave all hope, you who enter!" (Dante Alighieri), but also, as a sigh that echoes and says:
what is poem
what is map
that tells a story
Who lived the places?
like yourself
that is why
body as first geography
body spelling
what is
about everything
that is why

  • Carlos Queiroz
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
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    14 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 28, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
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  • Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    United States
    August 18, 2018
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Director Biography - Carlos Queiroz

Brazilian. Professor at the Federal University of Espírito Santo.
Researcher of the themes body, city and narrative; image politics and visual culture; art, language and spatial thinking.
A passion for art, especially cinema / video, photography, poetry and dance.

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