A Voz e o Vazio: a Vez de Vassourinha

Vassourinha: The Voice and the Void
Carlos Adriano
1998 • Brazil • 17’

The original and obscure sambista Vassourinha (1923-1942) from São Paulo recorded only six 78 rpm albums, but was greatly original within Brazilian music. “The film narrates the life and work of the singer as scholia of bandages inscribed in a mummy in assemblages of in-a-reticular-manner translucent gauze. With this filmmaker there’s a ‘reelization’ of cinematic thinking, an isomorphism between the media and very processes of the dynamic structure of thinking feelings and emotionalised or emultionalised thinking. Carlos Adriano: he’s reel!” (Décio Pignatari)

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