Negative Space

Espaço Negativo · Negative Space

Chris Petit

2000, GBR, 39', M12

Focus Chris Petit 2018

29 Nov 2018 · Passos Manuel · 19H00

Petit's work is marked by a profound reflection on the power of the image. Negative Space is probably the most remarkable film of this obsession. A kind of audiovisual essay before this term was used, the work seeks to discuss cinema from the writing of the famous American film critic Manny Farber. Supported by some of Farber's concepts - such as the famous essay on "White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art "- Petit elaborates on the power of images to describe the space that we construct in our imaginary about the world that surrounds us. (Daniel Ribas)