The definition of Cosine is:

/ˈkōˌsīn/ - The trigonometric function that is equal to the ratio of the side adjacent to an acute angle (in a right-angled triangle) to the hypotenuse.

This is my definition:

Taken the word from a mathematical term in trigonometry to give order to the COVID-19 situation. A cosine for me represents a sign of order in a chaotic fluctuation of angles, wanting to find the order in the mist of tumultuous time. It is also therapeutic art making where I state the order but provide visuals that do not explain anything instead mimics the nonsensical behavior of certain people. Most of the images made are created by using many different applications (drawing, charts, grid makers, 3D apps and a large selection of video editing programs) that are made for the purpose to convey order & information but I distort their function and use for them to make incomprehensible videos. They have a scientific look without generating information.

  • Heloisa Escudero
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 26, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital maniputation of drawings
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Heloisa Escudero

Heloisa Escudero grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, but relocated to the United States in 1987 where her interest in Fine Arts developed. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. She holds American, Italian and Brazilian citizenships. She is interested in conceptually based art that is both tactile and interactive. Her most recent art projects focus on art that emphasizes the participation of the viewer. In 2007 she moved to Sweden where she worked as a full-time artist, creating four successful projects and exhibiting in Sweden at the Uppsala Art Museum and in Spain at the University of Valencia. While in Sweden she built the first three BackPack Gallery Sculpture Units, starting the BackPack Gallery Project. One of her BackPack Gallery exhibitions/ performances was held at the popular urban park, The High line. In the beginning of 2013 Heloisa set up her studio in Arlington, Virginia, where she works on several different art projects. When Heloisa Escudero is not in her studio making art she is working at the Hirshhorn Museum as an Exhibit Specialist and as a Curator for the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery an Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County organization. Escudero has been showing in the DC area, New York city and Boston on a regular basis, every year she participates in the Governors Island Art Fair in New York City where her performance engages the audience to interact and become part of the art. Escudero has had numerous solo exhibitions, her most recent Exhibition at BlackRock Art Center has been reviewed in the Washington Post and East City Art. In the past she has been mentioned at the the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Resource Magazine, Harvard University Archive and etc.

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