Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Love of Alcebiades
The Love of Alcibiades, 2012
16 mm, 4:3, color, magnetic sound, 8'13''(excerpt)
The Love of Alcibiades presents a monologue read at the top of Floresta da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro. The monologue is an adaptation of Plato´s Alcibiades made in collaboration with Gustavo Ciríaco. The monologue deals with the question of emancipation in the context of youth, the moment of transition from childhood to adult life. The result is a monologue read by an actor where voice over and direct voice overlap. This is a dialectical play with one voice, in which consciousness and action cycle.
"The objective of the practice of the self is to free the self, by making it to coincide with a nature which has never had the opportunity to manifest itself in it." (Michel Foucault,The hermeneutics of the subject, p. 531)
With Gustavo Ciríaco.
Director: Eduardo Guerra.
Camera: Eduardo Guerra
Crew: Pedro Neves Marques, Mariana Silva, Sr. João.
Editing: Eduardo Guerra.
Cast: Gustavo Ciríaco.
Recording: Rio de Janeiro: Rob Filmes.
Lab: Rio de Janeiro: Link digital, Labocine. Lisboa: Light Film, Tobis. Berlin: Andec.
Thanks to: Gustavo Ciríaco, Helmut Batista, Valdinar Fernandes, Pedro Neves Marques, Mariana Silva, Sr. João, Renata Lucas, Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Rosangela Renó, Luisa Seixas, Ilda Soares, Ana Paula Aguiar, Albano da Silva Pereira and Natxo Checa.
With the kind support of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, ZDB gallery and The Visual Arts Center (Coimbra). With the collaboration of Residência Capacete Entretenimentos, Labocine, Light Fillm, Fuji e Deus ex-machina.
- Gustavo Ciriaco
- Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Rio de Janeiro. I am a performing artist and art maker coming from dance. I love to dialogue with the historical, material and affective context we are immersed in any given situation. As art form, my work goes from multimedia stage conceptual work to convivial and open-air pieces. It strikes me the awareness and fictions arising from the sublime of daily situations, its materiality, the reference points that we cling to and build up our relation to reality and how meaning grows from this. contacts: email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org