The Mesh and the Circle
by Mariana Calò, Francisco Queimadela, 2014, 30'
WRITTEN BY: Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2014
Winner of the fourth edition of Lo schermo dell’arte Prize 2013

Over the course of several months, Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela collected visual testimonies of various labour and ludic activities and other daily practices rooted in empirical knowledge. Establishing intuitive relations between concrete gestures and substances, sensorial experiences and analogical thinking, the authors have created a fragmentary film immersed on the idea of transformation of matter, generating a revolving movement that metamorphoses itself over time. Throughout a sequence of diverse quotidian activities, solutions and abilities the spectator is conducted over a series of connections in a game of interplay between forms of magic, pleasure, geometry, symbolism and labour.

Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela
Portugal 1984 and 1985 where they live and work.Working as an artist duo since 2010, they have been creating video installations, films, objects and site. Specific environments embedded in historical, metaphorical and intuitive references.
Among their exhibition: The Composition of Air, CIAJG (Guimaraes 2014); Chart for the Coming Times, Villa Romana (Florence 2013); Chart of the Coming Times, Rowing Projects (London 2012); The Spring of the Flood, Matador Project Raum (Berlin 2011).

Selected Filmography
2011-2013 Unity of Coincidence 2013 Guiding Thread 2012 The Absence of Principles; Drift and Derivations; Chart for the Coming Times; Observatorio 2011 The Urgency of Sleep and the Cosmical Dome; Springs of the Flood; The Future of the Past and the Past of the Future

Still Credit: The Mesh and the Circle, Mariana Caló & Francisco Queimadela, still-frame, HDV, 2014

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