Vaguely Surrounding Paths III

“Vaguely Surrounding Paths III” is part of a series of short films that stands at the intersection between experimental cinema, video poetry, performance and audiovisual instalation. In that context I evoke the Allegory of the Candle credited to the Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope (423-323 B.C) and bring it to contemporaneity. This allegory can be told in two lines " On lighting a lamp in broad daylight, Diogenes walked about saying, I am looking for a human being." Of course, this alegory incorporates the foundations of cinic philosophy. But is the poetic condition of infinite searching that drives this project.
The character crosses the territory obsessively with a flashlight lit in broad daylight. No one knows who he is, where he came from and where he goes and he’s looking for something no one knows what it is. In that sense, he incorporates the absurdity of infinite searching as a poetic estrangement of the world. This short film, also calls for a tension between surface and depth. The sense of depth, presents itself as a mystery, as an abyssal secret and also as an impulse driven by an inexhaustible force. An infinite mapping, step by step, breath by breath.

  • Fernando Brito
    Director
  • Fernando Brito
    Producer
  • Luciano B. Cieza
    Camera & Sound
  • Tiago Costa
    Actor/Performer
  • Luciano B. Cieza
    Editing
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 22, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Tomar
    Portugal
    June 19, 2021
    European Premiere - Casa dos Cubos-Tomar-Portugal
Director Biography - Fernando Brito

Fernando Brito
Luanda – Angola –
Fernando Brito is a visual artist that works and lives near Setúbal, Portugal. Presently his work lies at the intersection between experimental film, video poetry and performance.
He owns a Master of Arts in Multimedia Studies (Speciality Audiovisuals) and he's a PhD candidate in Multimedia Studies at Faculty of Fine Arts Lisbon – Portugal.

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