30 06/08

Première: Healing

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healing xscreen

HI, next Thursday in the Breminale, under the X-SCREEN program, is going to be the première of one of my video productions: Healing.

Healing is a fictional short (8.30) conceptually based on the Dante’s journey in “La Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy)”

A short synopsis: A girl goes through a city to forget. She is throwing away her past. She got a lost and she is not strong enough to live with these feelings, they are too painful for her, therefore she goes through a city to bury her past, her memories.

Where? When?Check Google map

Do. 03. Juli 24.oo
Sa. 05. Juli 23.oo

Healing/ Cast: Anna Bernhardt, David Black. Music-sound: David Black. Camera: Vita Amanda Putri.  Edited: Ricardo Cedeño Montaña. Script: Ricardo Cedeño Montaña. Director: Ricardo Cedeño Montaña. Bremen 2008.

Many thanks to Vita Amanda, David, Anna, Joachim, Holger and Claudia for advices, support and encouragement. I hope to see some of you there.

Here is the entire X-screen program.

27 06/08

Photo gallery XML documentation

gallery schema

HI,  I did picture gallery that due to my hard disk accident I had to re-write, today I want to publish all files as well as a short documentation about this small project, it is quite probable that I continue updating this project in the future, so if you are interested stay tuned to the project web-page:

dRNn photo gallery system’s web-site

I’ve been using this system in my blog to publish and share my picture, you can find some examples of its applicationhere: [new system] and [old system].

Thanks a lot for any comment, suggestion or news about it.

14 06/08

Ahoj Praha

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praga de noche

Praga, República Checa. 30 de diciembre 2007 – 01 de enero 2008.

Las únicas fotos que me quedaron. En la noche del 31 de diciembre en un descuido, durante la euforia de la celebración alguien aprovecho y me robo mi cámara de fotos.

Solo diré que la ciudad es preciosa y vale la pena visitarla. Los dejo con las fotos.

El sistema de fotos está renovado, luego de un accidente en el que perdí todo mi disco duro externo, aproveche para rehacer la galería e integrarla directamente al blog. En una próxima entrada publicare los archivos y la documentación de la galería.

07 06/08

Fahrenheit 451 (R. Bradbury)

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This is time for: “IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN”.

Fahrenheit 451 was written by Bradbury in 1953 and is one of his master pieces next to The Martian Chronicles. In F-451 is depicted a weird future where firemen don’t put out fire but burn books. It happens in a hedonistic society where all intellectual work is suppressed, it is said that books make one thinks, and because of that one gets sad. Anyone caught reading book is taken to mental facilities and books are burned, in contrast a television-driven entertainment is everywhere. This society-description is related, in my opinion, to the one found in the works of Huxley and Orwell, and is not too far away from today’s entertainment culture and gives some hints to criticise our current model of values.

An excerpt from its beginning.

It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and change. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history.

In 1966 Truffaut directed a film version of Fahrenheit 451 here two short clips.

451 is the temperature at which paper autoignites.

01 06/08

Distant T A B (shamba)

shamba concept

HI, recently I did a small contribution to one event here in Bremen, it was called “Shamba”. Among other seven teams I was invited to do an installation in a Garden inside a building close to the University of Bremen.

My work was a video-installation, a video-object to be accurate, that rebuilt the sight of a tab, which is the source of water for a small creek on the given garden. The two basic concepts to be explored were: firstly, the representation of an object (idea of meaning) and secondly, the reason (idea of truth) of the video image.

Here the text included in the program for visitors.

“This video installation plays with the dialectics of distance in time and space, an allegory, of our memories. A little creek running and murmuring through the garden is always welcome as a beautiful attraction. The running water is counterbalance by the running images of three screens. Each one of them displays the water as it leaves its metal source. The images are in fact the same. As the visitor walks along the creek’s bank towards the source the video image looks more blurred and loses detail, the closer he/she gets. When he/she walks away, the video runs faster and gains detail. The displayed images contradict our perception, which is blurred and slow from a distance.
Video installation in colour, three video screens.”

Finally pictures of the place and my running video-installation I include the videos I screened, too.

the three videos: