Vaguely Surrounding Paths IV

“Vaguely Surrounding Paths IV” is part of a series of 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.
In that sense, in these short videos 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 always 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. In the case of this video I also bring forth the symbology and poetics of water, which are inseparable from its living nature, as well as its condition of projection and transmission of meanings and metaphors.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:
    5 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 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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