Reconversion

Direction
Year
2012
Country
  • Portugal
Duration
65min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Reconversão portrays 17 buildings and projects by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura, accompanied usually by his own writings. It is a search for his architecture, without critical commentary. Only the tour guide at Braga Stadium offers generalizations, which fit that work well enough, but it may be the exception, not the rule. Souto Moura has the last word: “If there is nothing there, I invent a preexistence.” Technically, “Reconversão” combines the crudeness of proto-cinema with the hyperrealism of digital cinema, bringing us back to the ideals of Dziga Vertov. Shooting only one or two frames per second and animating the images, in the manner of Muybridge, produces greater resolution, although not necessarily a greater sense of reality, and brings attention to the movements of water and vegetation that generally pass unnoticed.


PT: Reconversão retrata 17 edifícios e projectos do arquitecto português Eduardo Souto Moura, normalmente acompanhados pelos seus escritos. É uma busca pela sua arquitetura, sem comentários críticos. Só o guia turístico do Estádio de Braga oferece generalizações, que se enquadram bem no seu trabalho, mas que podem ser excepção, não a regra. Souto Moura tem a última palavra: “Se não tem nada aí, eu invento uma preexistência.” Tecnicamente, “Reconversão” combina a crueza do proto-cinema com o hiper realismo do cinema digital, trazendo-nos de volta aos ideais de Dziga Vertov. Fotografar apenas um ou dois frames por segundo e animar as imagens, à maneira de Muybridge, produz maior resolução, embora não necessariamente um maior senso da realidade, e chama a atenção para os movimentos da água e da vegetação que geralmente passam despercebidos.

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Details

  • Original title
    Reconversão
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Thom Andersen
  • DOP
    Peter Bo Rappmund
  • Editing
    Adam R. Levine, Christine Chang
  • Music
    GNR
  • Sound
    Christine Chang
  • Duration
    65 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Curtas Metragens C.R.L.
      • Auditorio Municipal, Pr Republica
      • 4480-715 Vila do Conde
      • Portugal
      • tel: +351 525 646683
      • Dario Oliveira
      • Portugal

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