Mateus Claudia


Born in Lisbon, in 1979. Currently lives and works in Lisbon. She studied Fine Art (Licentiate degree) at Faculdade de Belas-Artes de Lisboa, Lisbon and the MA at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. Previous shows include "Misuse" (solo show at Galeria Sete, Coimbra, PT), Circa Art Magazine Video Screening, (D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig and Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, -curated by Lee Welch) and Videoholica 08 (Cittadellarte of Michelangelo Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, Italy). Her work is represented in the PLMJ Collection and AIP Collection, among others, and in several private collections.

A Line 81 cm long in 36 seconds

201200:00:54Video Art
A line 81 cm long in 36 seconds was captured on photographic film, using a photography camera; by leaving the camera's shutter open during the time it took to wind-up the film - 36 seconds. In doing so, the line drawn on millimetric paper was captured in continuum by using a photography camera as a filmic device. After the film has been developed and looking at it, one can see a line of 81cm long "drawn" on all its length. Therefore, the photographic film (still image) was scanned and turned into a video (moving image) which refers to its own representation. A line 81 cm long in 36 seconds emphasizes the materiality of film and its temporality as well as the disruption of image through the misuse of the technical apparatus. A line- the primordial element of drawing- becomes the central subject of the video and its real length of 8mm turns into 81cm, restrained by the film strip length and temporality.

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