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Parangolé

US Premiere

Director: Abinadi Meza

United States, 2023, 3 min

Shooting Format:16mm scanned to HD video

Festival Year:2024

Category:Experimental

Genres:Abstract, Hand-painted, Avant-garde, Art

Crew:Producer: Abinadi Meza.

Email:studio@meza.work

Synopsis

A rainy morning in Rio de Janeiro; film as a membrane, a memory veil, imprinted by the body and the environment. The title is a reference to the performative cloaks/capes of the late Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, made of various materials including fabric, paper, and plastic. This handmade film is made with reclaimed pigments and physical processes including contact printing, scratching, peeling, spraying, and staining.

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About the director

Abinadi Meza is a Latinx-Indigenous artist based in Austin, Texas. His work has been presented internationally, including at: Anthology Film Archives, New York; Athens International Film & Video Festival; Bogotá Experimental Film Festival; Brooklyn Film Festival; Cineteca Nacional de México, Mexico City; Crossroads Festival, San Francisco; Festival ECRÃ, Rio de Janeiro; Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Kassel Dokfest, Germany; Light Matter, New York; Lisbon Architecture Triennale; MAXXI, Rome; Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin; Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara; New Orleans Film Festival; Proyector, Madrid; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis among other places.

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