The film work of Robert Breer has been marked, throughout its different phases, by an interest in the collisions between images and their transformation as well as in the techniques of composition and montage. It has likewise been characterized by a formal inventiveness without bounds and a constant derision that render his films truly unique. In them, figures articulate unexpectedly, and surprise us: by the constant associations and articulations between them (objects and things in general change into spontaneous, fun associations); by the impact of collisions and speed of the images; by the constant play on language and meaning; by the chromatic and rhythmic intensity of his abstract films, and by the way in which real images engage with animation and drawing, and how everyday life insinuates itself in Breer’s films, marked by personal history, the seasons, the places he came across and inhabited, and familiar images.
The programme is entitled Colisões
, in a reference to one of the director’s favourite ways of working with images (and their relationship with the viewer). It is a celebration of Breer’s film work, from its beginning to the last films he directed. To these, two documentary notes were added: examining Breer’s work, they touch upon his sculptures and the ideas of movement and immobility.