Rogério da Silva



Starting from drawing techniques, the process denounces the traditional perceptions of photography. By exploring characters, events or empty interior spaces from archival images, I transport the expression of photographic memory to drawing. So I create a new memory from that expression.

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MAGNIFICATION
Experimental Film  2021
Duration: 6´34”


The idea for Magnification comes up during the pandemic state in which social distance emerges as a preventive measure, thus ending physical contact between people, creating fears and distrust in their natural way of communicating.

The film is based on a self-fiction in which the author films himself in roles that unfold into two characters that apparently reflect themselves as two strangers, both physically and through their behaviors. These feelings of insecurity exerted by these two men are explored in the film through a pair of binoculars that, paradoxically, increase the proximity of each other by decreasing the visual distance, in addition to keeping them physically separate within the visual field that surrounds them.


Magnification describes a momentary indisposition of a man forced to stop the car near a forest, where he finds some binoculars which will lead him to explore a natural habitat where another man moves, thus generating an obsessive pursuit in which the binocular vision between the two men becomes a weapon, magnifying their fears and uncertainties which remove the possibility of meeting.


AMPLIAÇÃO

Ampliação baseia-se numa auto-ficção em que o realizador se assume também como protagonista, em papeis que se desdobram em dois personagens que aparentemente se refletem como dois desconhecidos, tanto no aspecto físico como através dos seus comportamentos.
A ideia do filme surgiu durante o estado pandémico em que a distância social surge como medida de prevenção, acabando desta forma com o contacto físico entre pessoas, criando-lhes receios e desconfianças na sua forma natural de comunicar.

SINOPSE
O filme descreve um mal-estar momentâneo de um homem forçado a parar o carro perto de uma floresta, onde encontra uns binóculos que o levarão a explorar um habitat natural onde se desloca outro homem, gerando assim uma perseguição obsessiva em que a visão binocular entre os dois o homem se torna uma arma, ampliando os seus medos e incertezas e removendo a possibilidade de encontro.



Exhibitions:
CICA Experimental Film and Video 2021 - CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Corea
Lisbon Film Rendezvous, Lisbon 2021

      


ENG
Magnification
is based on a self-fiction in which the director also assumes himself as the protagonist, in roles that unfold into two characters that apparently reflect themselves as two strangers, both physically and through their behaviors.
The idea for the film comes up during the pandemic state in which social distance emerges as a preventive measure, thus ending physical contact between people, creating fears and distrust in their natural way of communicating.

SNYNOPSIS
The film describes a momentary indisposition of a man forced to stop the car near a forest, where he finds some binoculars which will lead him to explore a natural habitat where another man moves, thus generating an obsessive pursuit in which the binocular vision between the two men becomes a weapon, magnifying their fears and uncertainties which remove the possibility of meeting.


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