Thursday, March 28th | 11:00 PM | Cinema São Jorge Sala 2
PIERRE HÉBERT – SCRACHFILM | PIERRE HÉBERT PERFOMANCE WITH FERNANADO MOTA; LIVE ANIMATION OVER FILM
After a 16 year hiatus, Pierre Hébert returns to direct engraving over film, his favorite technique for a long time. To avoid repeating what he had already tried before, Pierre chose to initiate an evolutionary process to continue his previous work using said technique.
The performance he will be presenting in Lisbon is the directing of a live film with a device built from two 16mm movie projectors, each with a loop of black and white 16mm film of different lengths (51sec e 43sec), that are projected on to the same screen in order to produce an overlap of some sorts. The projectors work non-stop and Pierre Hébert alternately draws over the film that scrolls continuously through the projectors. The different lengths of the loops means that the loops are uneven and the images are combined in a way that is constantly renewed.
This Lisbon performance will gather Pierre Hébert’s art and Fernando Mota’s music, a portuguese musician very comfortable with live performances, not only at his shows but also at plays and other theater pieces he collaborates with often.