KINOSCOPE At Anthology Film Archives, NYC
Thursday April 20th, 4pm – 7pm
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.) New York, NY 10003 USA
AT THE EDGE OF LANDSCAPE: A RETROSPECTIVE OF SALOME LAMAS’ SHORTS
KINOSCOPE is honored to present its first screening this season of rare and sublime work AT THE EDGE OF LANDSCAPE: A Retrospective of Salome Lamas’ Shorts at Maya Deren theater at Anthology film Archives. The screening will be introduced by Kinoscope founder/director Pawel Wieszczecinski and followed by discussion with filmmaker.
A reception with food and beverages will follow the screening.
The screening is open to the public. Donations are welcome at the door.
AT THE EDGE OF LANDSCAPE Program (75 min)
HD video, 16:9, black and white, Dolby 5.1 sound, 8 min., Portugal – Germany – Moldova Salome Lamas, Christoph Both-Asmus
Synopsis: Maybe Kolja’s experiment of merging his body (human) with the tree (nature) venturing into a border zone between the earth and the sky is due to his purity of spirit, to the grandeur of the idiots, or the foolishness of the mystics; or is it all this together? Maybe it is a symptom of the enlightened – or simply an elaborated suicide.
HD video, 16:9, color, Dolby 5.1 sound, 16 min., Germany – Portugal Salome Lamas
Synopsis: “None of those to whom I ask about me has seen me”, “Le Boudin” documents the encounter of the young Elias Geißler with the testimony of Nuno Fialho, who at the age of 16 found himself in the French Foreign Legion: “I didn’t enlist. Someone enlisted me”.
HD video, 16:9, color, Dolby 5.1 sound, 23 min., Portugal Salome Lamas
Synopsis: The Theatre of the World (1570) is thought to be the world’s first modern atlas. Teatrum Orbis Terrarum may be considered a film exploration, a sensorial journey, a vertiginous history, but definitely an adventure story. “When I look at the sea for long, I lose interest on what happens on land.”
HD video, 16:9, color, stereo sound, 29 min., Portugal Salome Lamas
Synopsis: In 2011 I arrived to Sete Cidades. I recall Kant’s ideas on the sublime. He argues that the sublime is the comprehension of the body, before the mathematic measure there is the aesthetic measure (measured by the body). The sublime takes place when the human measure is overcome. i.e. when the body experiments the idea of being bitten by an imaginary mountain. To experience the sublime: sensibility, a body, being human, being finite are necessary.
In a fertile occupation of ‘no man’s land’ Lamas attempts to dissolve the apparent border between documentary and fiction; with an interest in the intrinsic relationship between storytelling, memory, and history, while using the moving image to explore the traumatically repressed, seemingly unrepresentable, or historically invisible, from the horrors of colonial violence to the landscapes of global capital.
About SALOME LAMAS
Salomé Lamas (1987, Lisbon) studied cinema in Lisbon (Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema) and Prague (Filmová a Televizni Fakulta Akademie Múzick’VCH
V Praze), visual arts MFA in Amsterdam (Sandberg Instituut, Gerrit Rietveld Academie) and is a Ph.D candidate in Contemporary Art Studies in Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra).
Her work has been screened both in art venues and film festivals such as Berlinale – Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, NIMK – Netherlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Roma, BAFICI, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, FIAC, MNAC – Museu do Chiado, DocLisboa, Cinema du Réel, Visions du Réel, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Pacific Film Archive, Harvard Film Archive, Museum of Moving Images NY, Jewish Museum NY, Fid Marseille, Arsenal Institut fur film und videokunst, Viennale, Hong Kong Film Festival, UCLA Film & Television Archive, Serralves – Museu de Arte Comtemporânea, Tate Modern, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève, Bozar – Palais des Beaux-Arts, TABAKALERA, ICA – The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Mostra de São Paulo, CAC – Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Ann Harbor.
Lamas was granted several fellowships such as The Gardner Film Study Center Fellowship – Harvard University, The Rockefeller Foundation – Bellagio Center, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundação Oriente, Bogliasco Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD.
She collaborates with the production company O Som e a Fúria and is represented by Miguel Nabinho Gallery – Lisboa 20.
FATAMORGANA [in development] • EXTINCTION [2017 – in production] • COUP DE GRACE  • HORIZON NOZIROH  (video installation – co-directed with Gregorio Graziosi in collaboration with Christoph Both-Asmus) • THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD  (video installation) • UBI SUNT  • ELDORADO XXI  • A TORRE  • MOUNT ANANEA  (video installation) • NORTH: TRIAL BY FIRE (audiovisual performance)  • LE BOUDIN  • THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM  (single channel; video installation) • TERRA DE NINGUÉM  • A COMUNIDADE  • ENCOUNTERS WITH LANDSCAPE3X  • VHS-VIDEO HOME SYSTEM [2010-2012] • GOLDEN DAWN  • IMPERIAL GIRL  • JOTTA: A MINHA MALADRESSE É UMAFORMA DE DELICATESSE  (co-directed with Francisco Moreira)