Eduardo Williams with Mariano Blatt
(Guinea-Bissau/Argentina/Switzerland · 2018 · 20 min · Creole & Spanish, English subtitles)
No es (It isn’t) is a cumulative poem by Mariano Blatt, whose constant writing process extends over a lifetime. The text of the poem, to which verses are added over days, months and years, can cover anything: images, people, memories, landscapes, phrases, ideas, etc. Having that list of “what seems to be but isn’t” ringing in his head, Eduardo Williams’ film Parsi observes in a perpetual movement the spaces and people to create another poem that is caressed, crashes and spins next to No es.
Eduardo Williams’ films explore a fluid mode of observation, looking for mutual relations and open adventures in a physical and virtual network. He believes that uncertainty can yield its own sources of beauty and forms of small-scale resistance through communal escape and shared complicity, so as to chart the rhythms of autonomy over automatism.
Mariano Blatt is a poet and literary editor. Mi juventud unida (Mansalva, 2015) collects his poems from 2005 to 2015. He co-directs Blatt & Ríos, an independent publishing house.
b. 1987, Buenos Aires, AR
Lives/works in Paris, FR
b. 1983, Buenos Aires, AR
Lives/works in Buenos Aires, AR
Premiere & conversation
Saturday, November 10, 6.45pm
Looped screening from November 11