João Maria Gusmão, Pedro PaivaRolling Stones 2007

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Artists
João Maria Gusmão (born 1979)
Pedro Paiva (born 1977)
Title
Rolling Stones
Date 2007
MediumFilm, 16 mm, projection, colour
Dimensionsduration: 2 min, 3 sec
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from José Lima 2011
Reference
T13420
Not on display

Summary

Rolling Stones is a short film by the Portuguese artists João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, depicting rocks slowly moving across Death Valley in the Mojave Desert, United States. At first the rocks appear to move as if by magic but eventually the ropes being used to pull them become visible to the viewer, revealing their method of motion.

This work belongs to a group of thirteen silent films by the artists that are intended to be installed together in different areas of a darkened gallery space, projected onto multiple screens or walls and at different scales, so that they form a mosaic of moving images. Gusmão and Paiva work in 16mm silent film (although they also occasionally use 35mm) in order to recall the early days of film and cinema. They also use traditional cinematic devices such as slow motion, laying negatives on top of each other and reverse frames… (read more)

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