VIBRANT HANDS (2019) by Patrícia Lino explores the visual, performative, and musical representation of 12 fragments included in 'Tisanas' by Ana Hatherly. It also focuses on the relation of the textual, visual, and musical dimensions of the 12 fragments to create an interpretative and yet completely autonomous audiovisual object.

VIBRANT HANDS questions the traditional figure of the literary critic, the very act of writing as well as the role(s) of the reader through the plastic and sonorous manipulation of Hatherly's imposing, comic, and irreverent language.

The articulation of various expressive dimensions matches, moreover, the unusual and bold articulation of various materials and techniques: from analog film to the iPhone camera, from the sound of the bell to the synthesizer, from digital drawing to performance.

  • Patrícia Lino
  • Ana Hatherly
  • Xaraiés
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Super 8
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Luso-Brazilian Studies Encounter — UC Berkeley
    United States
    March 22, 2019
  • Vibrant Hands — UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
    Ciudad de México
    March 29, 2019
Director Biography - Patrícia Lino

Patrícia Lino is a Portuguese poet and visual artist. Lino presented, published, and exhibited essays, poems, and illustrations in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, and Colombia. Lino also conducted various workshops on illustration, painting, video, and creative writing from 2015 up to the present. Her current research focuses on contemporary poetry, visual and audiovisual culture, and Brazilian film. (

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