Besides all the curatorial sessions, FUSO 2021 will open with the OPEN CALL session presenting all the 16 works selected from more than 200 videos from 91 different artists and collectives who participated in the contest. The OPEN CALL session will take place at MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, on August 25th.
Bruno Carnide - Equinox
Cristina Ataíde - Rio Negro
Eduardo Brito - La Ermita
Ema Ramos - Sempre achei que fosse uma pessoa de Cidade
Francisco Miguel - Quelimane
Grégory Le Lay - Milk shake
Helena Inverno, Verónica Castro e Bouchra Ouizguen - Transhumance
Nuno Nunes-Ferreira - Café Central
Paula Albuquerque - Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
Pedro Calapez - Entremãos
Renata Bueno - Coreografia numa Pedreira
Sally Santiago - O caminho ao até
Sara Bernardo - Breathe a Little Bit Faster, now!
Sofia Arriscado e Costanza Givone - Lapso
Susana Anágua - The Factory (bad Machines)
Tânia Dinis - Passagem
Created in 2009, FUSO is the only open-air video art festival in Lisbon, in unique spaces such as gardens and museum cloisters. With free admission, the festival welcomes artists, curators, the general public and Portuguese institutions involved in this artistic practice. A program of excellence proposes new perspectives on video art, revealing authors and contemporary works, but also presenting historical pieces rarely or never seen in Portugal.
By exposing the relationship between experimental film languages, performance, photography and cinema, FUSO brings a new awareness to the moving image of the 21st century.
A national competition encourages creators and artists to develop proposals and present them through an open call, awarding the winner with the acquisition prize by the collection of MAAT/EDP Foundation. An incentive award is given to the best video, chosen by the public, by Ar.Co - centre of art and visual communication.
By fostering critical thinking around new media and promoting the enrichment of knowledge and dissemination of video art in the Portuguese panorama, FUSO contributes to the dynamics of contemporary national art.
‘At the border’ is the proposed theme for FUSO 2021.
Physical and digital, geographical and political, the term "border” is inevitably associated with contradictory ideas of belonging and exclusion, of freedom and constraint, protection and defence.
In 2021, Fuso - international video art festival of Lisbon will step beyond these simple dichotomies by challenging curators and artists to think contemporary boundaries, whether natural, human, or virtual. In doing so, we aim to ignite debates about nationalism, identity, privacy, physical walls, rebellion, emancipation, conquest, and what lies at the fringes, having video art as a medium.