Films / Filmes
Vertical time is an audiovisual essay about the filmic time-space relationship created between scenes from Maya Deren's films from the 1940's and original work of the film maker. Inspired by Maya Deren's notion of vertical time, a visual poetry of emotions and ideas that exist outside of the dramatic narrative, we experience thoughts and feelings woven together and expressed simultaneously in the moment.
The film Rehearsal (Ensaio) was created from footage recorded during the three years I submersed myself and my camera in several of the Portuguese Chamber Orchestra rehearsals. The conductor’s ideas on music echoed in me. I decided to give body to the sensations and thoughts this long lasting observation awakened in me.
The realization of the importance of corporality in the production of sound and the freedom and responsibility inherent to the performance of each musician are the focus of this audiovisual essay on the orchestra.