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MARIA TERESA LUCAS DA COSTA

6-year documentary film/ Length variable/ Dv cam/dvd/ film / sound
camera Monika Fryčová
Algarve, Portugal from 2007

“This work are as much about the main protagonist, the elderly host, as about the artist’s character and ability to bring out her various personality traits, even managing to share secrets. It is at this point that the work becomes literary; short stories, poems, theatrical sketches, or compositions that are nostalgic, heavy with age and experience, light with absurdity. The instances where Monika herself steps into the frame are intuitive and well executed. Despite the hidden camera feel to the footage there is nothing voyeuristic in the way she uses her camera. The fact that her socio-documentary ends with her sneaking to turn off the camera is more a testimony to her working process than to hidden intentions. The video lacks end-titles because they have become unnecessary; having arrived at a more refined level of expression.”
(from review by Jenifer Helia de Felice)

Maria Teresa & Monika Fryčová, Mt.Clerigo Portugal, 2007
Maria Teresa & Monika Fryčová, Mt.Clerigo Portugal, 2008
Maria Teresa & Monika Fryčová, Mt.Clerigo Portugal, 2009
Maria Teresa & Monika Fryčová, Mt.Clerigo Portugal, 2010
Maria Teresa & Monika Fryčová, Mt.Clerigo Portugal, 2011
Maria Teresa & Monika Fryčová, Mt.Clerigo Portugal, 2012

Presented (fragments)
2010 - ZDB, Loja14.12, Lisbon, Portugal
2007 - Gallery Kit, Trondheim, Norway
2007 - Festival ART4LUX, Luxemburg
2007 - Festival Okuparte, Area de Cultura, Huesca, Spain

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