We went last night to a video-art exhibition/event in Avenue des Artistes. This location is a very nice place here in Maputo, where they stretch canvas over the street in two places, put out furniture and run it as a bar/club. It is to be recommended to anyone visiting the city. We have been there for concerts etc. Last night there was a show of a collection of short films and video art. Soley’s student is one of those showing his work, but the evening represented ca 8 film makers with a variety of shorts. It was interesting to see the subject matter selection and the experiments. The work was not really technical, but documental in form, various clips of people from Mozambique demonstrating their skills or activities. The event was typically artistic in execution, a screen in a small room and we had to crowd somewhat to see something. But of course the most eager got the front seat at the sofa table.
In the break there was a performance art event. I must admit that I do not know the name of the artist, but his activity was interesting, and again not very conceptual but demonstrative.


May 9, 2009   Posted in: PONDERINGS