Helio Oiticica |
Helio Oiticica has increasingly become recognized as one of the most inspiring and influential artists of the revolutionary 1960s and 70s. Taking cues from a spectrum of influences ranging from the streets of Rio to Jimi Hendrix, Oiticica's career ranged from installation art, performance art, sculpture, painting, film, and the visionary "quasi-cinema" installations. Foregoing voiceover narration and talking heads, the film is full of rare, archival material and is narrated by Helio himself, culled from countless interviews and audio diaries. Made by the artist's nephew, this bold, complex documentary provides a kaleidoscopic filmic exaltation that allows us to enter into the dizzying, roiling life, art, and imagination of Helio Oiticica.
Quite likely the most famous Brazilian short film, Isle of Flowers is a savage cine-essay that tracks the path of a tomato to the garbage dump. The deadpan voiceover touches upon all manner of social horrors before illustrating how food that isn't fit for pigs is then given to the poor. (13 mins., video)
|Date and time:||February 28, 2014|
|Location:||Wexner Center Film/Video Theater|
|Event category:||Wexner Center|