Doclisboa’13 SECÇÃO PASSAGENS
Elizabeth Price, Camille Henrot and Hartmut Bitomsky
The 15th Cycle of Exhibitions at Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa hosts Secção Passagens programmed by Doclisboa’13.
The 2013 Edition of Passagens will be dedicated to historical experience based on the combination of photography, memory and space. The Archive is a theoretical field with a very strong presence in the visual arts, and traditionally in the field of documentary cinema, enshrined not only in the use of archived images, but also in the work around ideas of historical memory and transmission, and even the very idea of an ‘audiovisual archive’. From early on, documentary cinema presented itself as an ideal medium for considering the power of the archive as ‘document’ but also as ‘sign’, memory, historical evidence, linking these issues with one of the central issues to all documentary practice – the possibility of a ‘protocol of truth’ between the film and the spectator.
With this in mind, taking the intersection between documentary and visual arts (and new medias) as the area of work, the notion of the Archive will be designed with various developments through the presentation of concrete actions of the project.
The exhibition put together by Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa involves three installations: Elizabeth Price’s projection of Woolworth’s Choir of 1979, Camille Henrot’s projection Grosse Fatigue – in the Palazzo Enciclopedico at the Venice Biennale, and Hartmut Bitomsky’s quadruple projection, an installation called Shakkei – Borrowed Landscapes.