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Caco, João, Mava and Rebecca. From nothing to something to something else, part 2

Manon de Boer

HD video, color, 16:9, no dialogue, PT/BE, 2019, 49’

Caco, João, Mava and Rebecca follows 4 teenagers improvising with dance and movement. The camera follows each of them in long continuous shots, observing an intimate process of play and research into the body’s possible movements. The subjectivity of each dancer is made palpable through the closeness of their breathing, emphasized by the contrasting sounds of the outside world and the other dancers off-screen. As in the first and last part of this trilogy, Bella, Maia and Nick (2018) and Oumi (2019), the film avoids building up tension and deviates from working towards an aim. Instead it explores the timespan between the already and the not yet, the time of potentiality.

With Caco Lebre, João Pataco, Mava José, Rebecca Axt
Cinematography Artur Castro Freire
Cinematography and image editing Manon de Boer
Sound recording, editing and mix Laszlo Umbreit
Camera and sound assistant Mona Convert
Production assistant Leonor Azedo
Color grading Loup Brenta at Cobalt
Produced by Auguste Orts

Commissioned by Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon
Courtesy Jan Mot, Brussels

Caco, João, Mava and Rebecca. From nothing to something to something else, part 2 has been on display at the following locations:

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Lisbon, (PT) Jan 30–Apr 13 2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam, (NL) Thursday, Jan 30 2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam, (NL) Saturday, Jan 25 2020 Jan Mot Brussels, (BE) Jan 16–Mar 7 2020 CAST Helston, (GB) Aug 24–Sep 13 2019 LUX London, (GB) Jun 26–Aug 3 2019 Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Lisbon, (PT) May 16–May 19 2019