Open Call

Jean-François Chougnet

When you are making video, you’re giving structure to time, which is what a composer does.
Bill Viola


The Open Call of FUSO 2020 once again reveals – in the tricky context of the pandemic – the diversity of videoart practices made in Portugal and/or by Portuguese artists. 176 projects were submitted, which is a strong signal of the vitality of the Portuguese contemporary scene. Young artists, even very young artists – born in the 1990s – have submitted projects of a great strength and originality. We select a set of works that surprise by the persistence and diversity of looks. The program of 17 works show nomadic and poetic images. The online sessions offer a reflection on the status of images today, trying to “compose” a structure of time.

FUSO 2020 jury is chaired by Margarida Chantre (MAAT), Susana Sousa Dias (filmmaker and university professor), Isabel Nogueira (curator, researcher and university professor), Irit Batsry (visual artist) and Yuri Firmeza (winner of the OPEN CALL FUSO 2019).

August 27th – Session 1
We Are All On The Same Bus, Nuno Serrão
The Raft of the Medusa (for interdependence director’s cut), Salomé Lamas
Honey I’m Home – said the Ghost, Miguel Tavares
Metalheart, Welket Bungué
Shall We Dance, Paulo Arraiano
BLOOD MOON, António Olaio

August 28th – Session 2
Letters to Nowhere, Kopal Joshy
I Have a Dream, Júlio F. R. Costa
Notas soltas de uma fotógrafa de cena, Patrícia Andrade
Próxima Paragem, Florence Weyne Robert
u$aar v3.0, sandra araújo

August 29th – Session 3
O Pecado de João Palolo, Rita Azevedo Gomes
Ramerrame, Inês Alves
My father has a gun, Ana Mendes
jfbjnkldçn, Cinza Nunes
Corpos P̶a̶l̶i̶m̶p̶s̶é̶s̶t̶i̶c̶o̶s̶ Mnemónicos, Renata Ferraz e Flávio Almeida

Jean-François Chougnet


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