Domingo: A Karim Aïnouz film on the works of Olafur Eliasson
Domingo, a film by director Karim Aïnouz on the works of Danish artist Olafur Eliasson and its interactions with the city and the audiences of São Paulo, will remain in the spotlight throughout 2015. Following premieres at two of the largest Brazilian film festivals (2014 Rio Film Festival and the 38th São Paulo International Film Festival) and a screening in the director’s native city, Fortaleza, Domingo will be released on DVD to become the seventh title in the Videobrasil Authors Collection (VCA) series. The release is scheduled for the first half of 2015.
In addition to the 26-minute-film shot from the meeting of Karim Aïnouz and Olafur Eliasson, the Domingo DVD will feature three extras: Estúdio [Studio]” a film made by Aïnouz in Eliasson’s Berlin studio during Domingo's shootings; footage from Your Empathic City, a video installation created by the two artists and shown at one of Sesc Pompeia’s galleries, the Galpão, during Eliasson's exhibition Your Body of Work, held at the 17th edition of the Sesc_Videobrasil Contemporary Art Festival (2011); and the episode of Videobrasil TV program dedicated to Eliasson’s oeuvre, produced and aired in 2011.
The Videobrasil Authors Collection series was designed to unveil the thoughts and work processes of outstanding international contemporary artists from the perspective of guest directors. Karim Aïnouz’s film introduces a new version of the Collection, resulting in an auteur film that emerges from the meeting of the two artists.
In 2014, other Videobrasil Authors Collection films were shown at sessions at Lisbon’s Carpe Diem Art and Research (Rafael França, Work as Testament and MAU WAL Translated Encounters). A special retrospective screening of all the films in the VCA series was also held this year at Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), in Rio de Janeiro. In Teresina, Piauí, Domingo was screened alongside the film Akram Zaatari: A Glimpse of One Man’s Vision.