Hélio Oiticica. 2012. Brazil. Directed by César Oiticica Filho. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 94 min.
Oiticica Filho, nephew of Hélio Oiticica, one of the most essential figures in the evolution of Brazil’s revolutionary art-movements of the 1960s and 1970s, combines skillful research with his exceptional access to his uncle’s films and documentation of artworks. The “Heliotapes”—audiotapes onto which the artist recorded ideas and “manifestations” from Rio de Janeiro, New York, and London before dispersing them to friends—make up the soundtrack of the documentary, along with terrific musical choices. With the addition of a treasure trove of images, this dynamic construction immerses the viewer in the universe of Hélio Oiticica, who guides us through the invention of his Bólides, Penetráveis, Núcleos, Parangolés, etc.
Thursday, May 15, 2014,7:00 p.m.T2, Titus Theater 2
Sunday, May 11, 2014,4:00 p.m.Cullman Education and Research Building, Bartos Theater 3
Saturday, May 10, 2014,1:30 p.m.Cullman Education and Research Building, Bartos Theater 3Introduced by Jytte Jensen and Nicholas Fitch