Pertinho de Alphaville, 2010
Slide projection in architectural setting, sound Portugese, English subtitles beamed, 20 min
Forms of collectiveness in the western industrialized countries were deeply affected by the recent changes in the economic order. In various moments in the recent history of Brazil, the importance of the labour movements has been reflected in artistic production – notably in theatre and cinema.
In this new work by Wendelien van Oldenborgh the massive strikes in the São Paulo industries of the late 70’s form a background for reflecting today’s changing conditions of labour and the effect this has on the contemporary “self”. As in her previous work, this installation takes as its point of departure circular relationships between women, labour, public voice and cultural production.
Pertinho de Alphaville is made in collaboration with a group of women with various roles within a jeans factory near Alphaville SP and a member of the Teatro Oficina. Their stories, readings and performance are shared and filmed on location in Teatro Oficina and in the Wearplay Factory. Video material from this active encounter has been transferred to slides and edited into a montage of interrelating dialogues and scenes. A specially conceived architectural structure extends the encounter into the exhibition space.
With the voices of: Lilian Quela dos Santos, Claudia Yammine, Ana Lucia Vieira de Moraes, Rosemary Paiva, Ana Teresa de Silva Riquena, Consuelo Luna, Maria de Fatima Alves de Oliveira, Mirian da Silva Vasconcelos, Sandra Soares Prata e Fernanda Bouchat.
Camera: Heloisa Passos
Sound: Tiago Bittencourt
Make-up: Rosemary Paiva
Architecture: Milica Topalovic.
3 slide projectors, synchronised sound Portugese and subtitles in English,
steering and synchronization hard and software, subtitles separately projected with beamer, drawing of architecture
20 minutes, looped
edition 3 + 1 A/P