P.W. – PINCÉIS E PAINÉIS (P.W. – Paintbrushes and Panels)

By Vivian Ostrovsky
Edit: Ruti Gadish, Claude Mercier, Vivian Ostrovsky
Sound edit: Claude Mercier, Vivian Ostrovsky

Jet Lag Prod 2010
15’, b/w & clr
Screening formats: Digital file – DCP
Portuguese with English or French subtitles

The video was made for an exhibition in Rio on Paulo Werneck one of Oscar Niemeyer’s collaborators. Werneck was the first to introduce mosaics in Brazilian Modernist architecture. P.W. shows the context of the artist’s work in Rio and Belo Horizonte in the 50s and the 60s as well as Brasilia at the time of its construction in 1960. It’s an inventive collage of archival footage, music and Werneck’s modernist mosaics.