EXHIBITIONS, from March 17th to the 1st of April
Galerie Dolet / Crous, 25 rue Etienne Dolet, Clermont-Ferrand
Monday to Friday – 8am to 4pm
At the Fine Arts School we have five different curricula for the bachelor’s degree, regarding graduations in painting, sculpture, engraving, graphic arts and drawing. By the second half of the Visual Arts course, after the basic disciplines, the students start their personal research projects in group meetings called Ateliers. In the Drawing Ateliers, the interest is not focused on drawing techniques, but primarily in the very construction of the image itself. Thus the Drawing Department embraces in our school the production of more conceptual forms of art and media-related forms such as photography and video.
The workshop: Scattered urbanscapes
The videos in this selection were made by five students who are concluding their graduation studies in the Drawing Department of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. This group of young artists has worked together for the last few years presenting different approaches to the urban environment they live in.
Addressing different issues that range from their intimacy to analytic aspects of the ideology of progress, this sequence of videos as they resemble the same means of storytelling can be understood as a complex continuum where fiction and reality are equally potential.
The groundings for the discussions and studies within the group are not so much about technical aspects of video production but mostly related to conceptual and narrative concerns of each project. Hence each production seeks in a broad field of experimentation its proper ways of development, always paying attention to the materiality of the videographic objects and the prevailing lo-fi aesthetics.
Carbono 14, 2014, by Randolpho Lamonier, 2’07
As an archeology of affections, Carbono 14 tells the journey of a man searching for his own identity among the rubble of his memory, in a boundary narrative between fiction and documentary.
Sobra, by Sara Não Tem Nome, 1’01
Records of a mutant city in its continuous movements of construction-deconstruction-reconstruction, in the midst of the progress upon asphalt and concrete.
Maré ou jogo-do-homem, 2014, by Jeannie Helleny, 3’42
A hopscotch is drawn on one the most dangerous highways in the country, a circular space, a primitive shelter, apart from the bipolarity of our society.
Torção, 2014, by Victor Galvão, 2’19
In a ruinous landscape is inscribed an unstable cartography along a railway which leads to nowhere, where the space is dissipated in vertiginous movements that conduct an uncanny narrative.