Stethoscope and Bonete
Cinemateca Brasileira do Sao Paulo, Brasil
Curated by David Quiles
The first cinematic installation to happen at the Cinemateca Brasileira. A visual experiment that will take you through a journey of nature images, where the carefully crafted analogical instruments of Lolo and Sosaku, the matemathically wooven backgrounds of Sebastien Preschoux.
A japanese scientist travels the world in a desperate search for the “heartbeat” of things. In one of his many travels around the world, and when all hope is almost lost, he finds an unusual pattern in all his field recordings which changes his perspective on life, and all objects that surround him.
This film was recorded in Bonete, Brazil, a small village on the coast of the island Illa Bella, in August 2010. We arrived there after 2 hours in boat and 13 hours walking through mountains and forest. There we suffered an attack of mosquitoes of a very powerful kind! After 8 days of shooting we had to return to the city to go to hospital, because of fever and infection due to the bites. In the town there is no electricity, only in few places light is generated by motors. There is only one public phone for everybody in the center of the town. We cook with fire. Almost all of the villagers are children and old fisherman, boat makers.