Jards · Jards

Eryk Rocha

2013, BRA, 93', M12

Focus Eryk Rocha 2016 / Transmission 2016

27 Nov 2016 · Passos Manuel · 22H30

Life in a music studio can be a world apart, closed on itself and disconnected from the outside world. It is like a bubble of abstraction, caused and enhanced by the hypnotic character of the music and the creative process. The film begins with Eryk Rocha’s way of filming close-ups of people’s faces, which here is taken further with the camera fixed in the musicians that don’t ever look away, enchanted by the lights and the shadows reflected in these faces, and by the physical performance to which they surrender. This proximity allows an intimate record of great clarity about the artistic creation and its author. The film is punctuated by small moments that illustrate the pauses between the recordings, downtimes in which we sigh for other lives. Lost in this trance, the outside world is suspended, paused by music - nothing else matters. (João Araújo)