Off screen project|The Mozambique Film Archive

Cover of Atelier Real JournalNov/Dec 2009. photo: Patrícia Almeida

Cover of Atelier Real Journal
Nov/Dec 2009.
photo: Patrícia Almeida

Atelier Real JournalSpecial issue Off screen ProjectNov/Dec 2009

Atelier Real Journal
Special issue Off screen Project
Nov/Dec 2009

Atelier Real JournalSpecial issue Off screen ProjectNov/Dec 2009

Atelier Real Journal
Special issue Off screen Project
Nov/Dec 2009

Atelier Real JournalSpecial issue Off screen ProjectNov/Dec 2009

Atelier Real Journal
Special issue Off screen Project
Nov/Dec 2009

Atelier Real JournalSpecial issue Off screen ProjectNov/Dec 2009

Atelier Real Journal
Special issue Off screen Project
Nov/Dec 2009

From "Rapport sur le voyafe n 2B de la Société Sonimage au Mozambique", J-L Godard 1978

From "Rapport sur le voyafe n 2B de la Société Sonimage au Mozambique", J-L Godard 1978

From "Rapport sur le voyafe n 2B de la Société Sonimage au Mozambique", J-L Godard 1978

From "Rapport sur le voyafe n 2B de la Société Sonimage au Mozambique", J-L Godard 1978

Detail from Apprendre Board - Serralves Museum, Porto April 2010

Detail from Apprendre Board - Serralves Museum, Porto April 2010

Dalston Lane 113 program, London Feb 2011

Dalston Lane 113 program, London Feb 2011

Postcard for the team of INC laboratory, INAC Maputo 2009

Postcard for the team of INC laboratory, INAC Maputo 2009

Detail from Diaporama Board, Serralves Museum, Porto 2010

Detail from Diaporama Board, Serralves Museum, Porto 2010

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    Cover of Atelier Real Journal
    Nov/Dec 2009.
    photo: Patrícia Almeida

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    Atelier Real Journal
    Special issue Off screen Project
    Nov/Dec 2009

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    Atelier Real Journal
    Special issue Off screen Project
    Nov/Dec 2009

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    Atelier Real Journal
    Special issue Off screen Project
    Nov/Dec 2009

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    Atelier Real Journal
    Special issue Off screen Project
    Nov/Dec 2009

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    From "Rapport sur le voyafe n 2B de la Société Sonimage au Mozambique", J-L Godard 1978

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    From "Rapport sur le voyafe n 2B de la Société Sonimage au Mozambique", J-L Godard 1978

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    Detail from Apprendre Board - Serralves Museum, Porto April 2010

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    Dalston Lane 113 program, London Feb 2011

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    Postcard for the team of INC laboratory, INAC Maputo 2009

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    Detail from Diaporama Board, Serralves Museum, Porto 2010

Since 2009 that Catarina Simão develops an “in flux” format project to work on the nature of perception and of encoded memory build up through archive conceptions. The project is centered around an ongoing dialogue with a specific archive, the Frelimo’s film collection, kept in a State Archive in Maputo, Mozambique.

Public presentations of the Off screen project are modeled along the idea of a “documentation room” as a reflection of its cumulative and dialogical character. It proposes to reveal documents, images, testimonies and films as narratives of different forms of political conditions: from the context of the Liberation Movements that produced a revolutionary film collection in Mozambique, to global capitalism that is now prospecting its preservation, to the present moment where it appears as fragments of a personal research.

While displaying tools for spotting codes and tropes of archival ideology, a montage-like effect allows viewers to read a specific work methodology, where reassembling an archive genealogy is a task that weaves itself more as an experience in relation to Western epistemology – and not necessarily in relation to the past.

Workshop at Bulegoa Z/B: The form that mimics its own subject, Bilbao May 2013

Workshop at Bulegoa Z/B: The form that mimics its own subject, Bilbao May 2013

Workshop at Bulegoa Z/B: The form that mimics its own subject, Bilbao May 2013

Workshop at Bulegoa Z/B: The form that mimics its own subject, Bilbao May 2013

Workshop at Bulegoa Z/B: The form that mimics its own subject, Bilbao May 2013

Workshop at Bulegoa Z/B: The form that mimics its own subject, Bilbao May 2013

Atelier Real, Documentation Room, Lisbon Nov 2009. Photo: Jorge Blasco

Atelier Real, Documentation Room, Lisbon Nov 2009. Photo: Jorge Blasco

Manifesta 8 Biennial, Murcia, October 2010

Manifesta 8 Biennial, Murcia, October 2010

Manifesta 8 Biennial, Murcia, October 2010

Manifesta 8 Biennial, Murcia, October 2010

Manifesta 8 Biennial, Murcia, October 2010

Manifesta 8 Biennial, Murcia, October 2010

Manifesta 8 Biennial, Murcia, October 2010 Photo: Metropolis

Manifesta 8 Biennial, Murcia, October 2010 Photo: Metropolis

Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011

Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011

Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011

Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011

Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011 Photo: Michelle Outram

Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011 Photo: Michelle Outram

Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011 Photo: Michelle Outram

Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011 Photo: Michelle Outram

Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011

Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011

Carpe Diem / Africa Cont, "O Barulhamento do Mundo" Exhibition, Lisbon Nov 2011

Carpe Diem / Africa Cont, "O Barulhamento do Mundo" Exhibition, Lisbon Nov 2011

Carpe Diem / Africa Cont, "O Barulhamento do Mundo" Exhibition, Lisbon Nov 2011

Carpe Diem / Africa Cont, "O Barulhamento do Mundo" Exhibition, Lisbon Nov 2011

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo Exhibition, Sevilla Feb 2012

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo Exhibition, Sevilla Feb 2012

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo Exhibition, Sevilla Feb 2012

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo Exhibition, Sevilla Feb 2012

Public presentation/debate Serralves Museum, May 2010 Photo: Silvana Torrinha

Public presentation/debate Serralves Museum, May 2010 Photo: Silvana Torrinha

Specters of Freedom/Living Archive, debate after screening with Tobias Hening, Arsenal- Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin Nov 2012 Photo: Jochen Becker
Specters of Freedom/Living Archive, debate after screening with Tobias Hening, Arsenal- Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin Nov 2012
Photo: Jochen Becker
Parallel Modernities, Sweet Sixties Conference, Anskal Alwan Cultural Association - with M.Elshamed, D.Sekulic, R. Arevshatyan, Beirut Jan 2013Photo:Boris Chukhovich

Parallel Modernities, Sweet Sixties Conference, Anskal Alwan Cultural Association - with M.Elshamed, D.Sekulic, R. Arevshatyan, Beirut Jan 2013
Photo:Boris Chukhovich

Sweet Sixties Exhibition Openning, WHW, Galerija Nova, Zagreb April 2013Photo: Galerija Nova  

Sweet Sixties Exhibition Openning, WHW, Galerija Nova, Zagreb April 2013
Photo: Galerija Nova

 

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    Workshop at Bulegoa Z/B: The form that mimics its own subject, Bilbao May 2013

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    Workshop at Bulegoa Z/B: The form that mimics its own subject, Bilbao May 2013

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    Workshop at Bulegoa Z/B: The form that mimics its own subject, Bilbao May 2013

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    Atelier Real, Documentation Room, Lisbon Nov 2009. Photo: Jorge Blasco

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    Manifesta 8 Biennial, Murcia, October 2010

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    Manifesta 8 Biennial, Murcia, October 2010

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    Manifesta 8 Biennial, Murcia, October 2010

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    Manifesta 8 Biennial, Murcia, October 2010 Photo: Metropolis

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    Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011

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    Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011

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    Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011 Photo: Michelle Outram

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    Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011 Photo: Michelle Outram

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    Dalston Lane 113 exhibition and talk program, London Feb 2011

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    Carpe Diem / Africa Cont, "O Barulhamento do Mundo" Exhibition, Lisbon Nov 2011

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    Carpe Diem / Africa Cont, "O Barulhamento do Mundo" Exhibition, Lisbon Nov 2011

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    Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo Exhibition, Sevilla Feb 2012

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    Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo Exhibition, Sevilla Feb 2012

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    Public presentation/debate Serralves Museum, May 2010 Photo: Silvana Torrinha

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    Specters of Freedom/Living Archive, debate after screening with Tobias Hening, Arsenal- Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin Nov 2012
    Photo: Jochen Becker
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    Parallel Modernities, Sweet Sixties Conference, Anskal Alwan Cultural Association - with M.Elshamed, D.Sekulic, R. Arevshatyan, Beirut Jan 2013
    Photo:Boris Chukhovich

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    Sweet Sixties Exhibition Openning, WHW, Galerija Nova, Zagreb April 2013
    Photo: Galerija Nova

     



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