Saturday, 23 January 2010
Video Is The Only Constant Feb 3rd 2010: Kika Nicolela
Tropic Of Capricorn, 2005, Brazil, 30'00
Four transsexuals are brought in to a hotel room on the same night. Each trans woman is asked to lay on a bed in an empty room and reveal herself to a camera mounted on the ceiling. As the film progresses, their stories blend, separate and overlap in a beautifully constructed collage of multi-colored images. They share with the camera their fantasies, hopes, questionings and experiences in the streets of Sao Paulo.
Written, Produced and Directed by Kika Nicolela
Cinematography: Ching C. Wang
Editing and Post-production: Kika Nicolela
Assistant Director: Fran Freire
Song: “Rough Metaphors” by The Soundscapes
Kika Nicolela (b. 1976, Brazil) is a Brazilian artist and experimental filmmaker. Her works include single-channel videos, installations, performances, experimental documentaries and photography. Graduated in Film and Video by the University of Sao Paulo, Kika Nicolela also completed film and photography courses at UCLA University. Her works have been screened and awarded in festivals of more than 30 countries, such as: Videoformes New Media & Video Art Festival, Kunst Film Biennale, ACA Media Arts Festival, VAD Festival Internacional de Vídeo i Arts Digitals, International Electronic Art Festival Videobrasil and Exis Experimental Film & Video Festival. She has participated of about 60 solo and collective exhibitions in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, UK and US. She was the recipient of several grants, and was shortlisted for the EMPAC Dance Movies Commission, Sergio Motta Award of Art and Technology, Rumos Itau Cultural Award, among others. Currently Kika Nicolela also curates and coordinates the Exquisite Corpse Video Project, a collaborative series of videos that involves more than 60 artists from 25 countries. She was recently selected for the Rondo Studio Program 2010, in Austria.