Abiding

Ugo Petronin

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Documentary, Experimental, 2019, 5′

Taken from a train window, Petronin imprinted manually a single image strip, using a shutterless camera, exposing it to a continuous influx of light. The result is the dissolution of the space between frames, elements of landscape losing their solidity.

Five minutes created from the manipulation of a 35mm photograph, taken during a train journey between Dordrecht and Rotterdam, without the shutter’s help. Photography gains the movement of cinema, absorbing the flow of light. It becomes molten and continuous. Forms lose their definition; they exist between figuration and abstraction. Five minutes that break down the boundaries between cinema, photography and painting. (Ana Cabral Martins)