CAST presents Caco, João, Mava and Rebecca
Saturday 24 August – Friday 13 September 2019
Free admission, all welcome
Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
Late opening Friday and Saturday until 9pm
Film duration 48 minutes
Manon’s de Boer’s new film ‘Caco, João, Mava and Rebecca (From nothing to something to something else, part 2)’, (2019), is a sequel to the work ‘Bella, Maia and Nick (From nothing to something to something else, part 1)’, (2018), which was commissioned by CAST and presented at Kestle Barton for Groundwork in 2018.
The films are part of a developing trilogy entitled ‘From nothing to something to something else’ that focuses on the time and space needed for experimentation and for the process of creation, the conditions in which it is possible to move from nothing to something.
Shot at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, ‘Caco, João, Mava and Rebecca’ is an intimate study of four young people improvising with dance and movement in an empty space, acting without instruction or direction. The camera follows each of them in turn, observing an intimate process of playful research into the body’s possible movements.
The first work in the trilogy, ‘Bella, Maia and Nick’, also took its title from the names of three young people – music students at Helston Community College – who were invited to spend time together at Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, experimenting with sounds and rhythms.
‘Caco, João, Mava and Rebecca’ is presented at CAST as part of a programme of artists’ films relating to landscape and portraiture. ‘Echoes and Returns’ looks back to moving image presentations at CAST in the last year, providing opportunities to see work by some of the international artists shown in Groundwork and as part of the CAST Film Club series of screenings. Film installations by Melanie Smith, Francis Alÿs and Manon de Boer will each be shown for three weeks in CAST’s black box projection space.