In a press release released to Lusa, the Portuguese director explains that “Canción de Pedro Costa” is “the first exhibition that adopts a particular perspective” on his work: “Faces, voices and songs as signs of our intimacy, as responses to the tragedy of History and the torments of personal histories.” Curated by Javier Codesal, the exhibition will be displayed at the Centro de Imagem La Virreina and brings together ten visual works – including installation and photography – of which five were expressly created by Pedro Costa for this initiative. Among the works on display are “Casa de Lava – Caderno”, which refers to the production of Pedro Costa’s second feature film, from 1994 and shot in Cape Verde, “Canto de Pedra”, composed of five photographs on paper, and “Morna de Sombras”, an installation for five suspended screens.”We can take the risk that his next feature film will be a musical film, in the strict sense. are increasingly approaching a new and likely cinematographic development” by the director, reads in the exhibition’s presentation text, on the official website of the Centro de Imagem La Virreina. is accompanied by the edition of an essay, also entitled “Canción de Pedro Costa”, signed by Javier Codesal, and a seminar, from January 13th to 17th, on the filmmaker’s work “and its extension in the field of contemporary art “.In dialogue with this exhibition, the Filmoteca de Catalunya will exhibit, from January 17th, a retrospective of Pedro Costa’s cinema, to whom this institution also gave ‘carte blanche’ to choose and show other films.
Filmmaker Pedro Costa with exhibition, retrospective and seminar in Barcelona until 2023