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Curator
Jean-François Chougnet
24 August
at 22:00
Location
OPEN CALL FUSO 2022 – selected works

FUSO festival's Open Call, launched every year, is the only video art competition in Portugal that gives awards (acquisition and incentive). The festival is receiving a significant, and ever increasing, number of applications, far exceeding our expectations. This year, 193 videos were submitted. It was therefore a very difficult task to select the 13 works that compose the program of this edition of the festival.

The selection observes a strict parity: six female artists, six male artists and one collective.

Will our proposal please our audience? We do hope so.

The themes range from the decolonial reflection that opens the program — other works address this issue, often in a metaphorical way — to the exciting return of young artists with a conceptual inspiration that does not exclude a very welcome sense of humor. Other topics, such as gender, landscape and technology, are also important subject-matters in this program.

It is worth mentioning the growing number of foreign artists producing video art in Portugal, who are therefore present in this edition.

Finally, a note about the time we live in: the autofiction films inspired by the lockdown during the pandemic are less frequent now. A sign that we are living for the 'here and now', and that art can exist as a gesture of resilience and hope.

ON THIS SESSION
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The Essence of Being Queer
Gui Athayde
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Aseptic Synesthesia
Inês Norton
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Sea Routes
Hoji Fortuna
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Chapter One: The Arrival
Sara Carneiro
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Of Light
Léna Lewis-King
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Two Thousand and Twenty
José Taborda
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The Antelopes
Maxime Martinot
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Pau-Brasil
Marcelo Moscheta
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Purpose Sound
Ricardo Leandro
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Untitled (Active Citizens)
Tiago Bastos
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Vanishing Act
Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro
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Red – Video Essay
Leonor Sousa
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Where have all the hearts gone?
Júlio F. Costa