Aline X | Brazil + Gustavo Jardim | Brazil

Artists awarded with the RES ARTIS Residency Prize at Kooshk Residency (Tehran, Iran)
Aline X

Filmmaker and visual artist. Holds a degree in Social Communication from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). She is a founding partner of 88 Filmes, a production company focusing on experimental videos, documentaries and electronic art performances. Worked as a producer for educational television network LA36 in Los Angeles, United States. Also served as assistant editor for Cao Guimarães for the feature film Andarilho (2006). She was an assistant director and producer for outstanding audiovisual producers in Minas Gerais, including the Feito a Mãos/F.A.Q group, and the video artists Éder Santos, João Vargas, Patricia Moran, Carlos Magno and Marilia Rocha. Lives and works in Belo Horizonte.

Gustavo Jardim

Visual artist and filmmaker. He completed a degree in international relations from Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, 2010, and studied ethnographic cinema at the University of Toronto, Canada. Currently, Jardim mostly does documentaries and experimental videos. He works in partnership with other artists in the independent art collective DuRolo, which discusses how different languages interlock in collaborative creation processes. His films have been shown at major exhibits and festivals, including Pocket Films at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, France (2008); and won prizes at the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival (2007); Festival de Tiradentes (2008); Mostra Minas de Cinema e Vídeo, Belo Horizonte (2008 and 006); and Vitória Cine Vídeo (2007). Gustavo Jardim has collaborated for training programs in audiovisual and cultural management. Gustavo Jardim lives and works in Belo Horizonte.

Tocaia | 2014, video installation

Huddled behind a fence, a herd stares at the camera; their movements create a state of alert and tension. The spectator faces the cattle in a threatening position, but is also threatened by them. If he is facing an ambush, he doesn’t know who is being ambushed. Aline X and Gustavo Jardim work as film directors and producers, but since 2007 they have been creating audiovisual projects as a duo.

Artists selected from the artworks call for entries