Portraits of London: A Multi Screen Installation by Eduardo Nunez
SummaryThe stories are shown simultaneously on one of four screens, with London as a backdrop.
Portraits of London is a multi-screen installation by award-winning Brazillian Artist and Filmmaker Eduardo Nunez, based on the novel ‘Notes of a Marriage’ by Hungarian writer Sandor Marai. It ran as part of Rio Occupation London, which brought 30 ground-breaking artists from Rio to London's streets, stages, cinemas and galleries, for 30 days in July and August 2012.
The installation shows four interweaving stories from four characters, whose journeys are interlinked with shared experiences. The stories are shown simultaneously on one of four screens, with London as a backdrop.
The work explores the themes of identity, sense of place and discovery. Each character takes us on a unique journey of discovery about their lives and this unique city.
Portraits of London is produced by B3 Media in collaboration with People's Palace Projects as part of the Rio Occupation – a showcase of over 30 ground-breaking Rio artists occupying the vibrant streets, stages and squares of London during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The project is also Commissioned by Rio de Janeiro's State Culture Secretariat and Executive Produced by People's Palace Projects and Co-produced by BAC.
Eduardo Nunes, born in the city of Niterói, Brasil, in June 1969. He studied at UFF Film School. Nunes worked as an assistant director, producer and editor on various films. In 1994 he made a number of award winning short films which have shown at major festivals internationally, ranging from Rotterdam to Clermont-Ferrand, these include: BREATH; LAND WIND, which won over 18 prizes; THE CHILDHOOD OF THE BEARDED WOMAN; TROPEL (won 9 prizes) and REMINISCENCE (won 5 prizes). In 2011, Eduardo directed his first feature-length: SOUTHWEST, which was exhibited in over 20 festivals around the world (Rotterdam, Havana, Toulouse, Korea, Russia) and has received 12 international awards. He is currently preparing for his second feature film: HAPPY DEATH, an adaptation of the novel by Albert Camus.