Programa MIGUEL LÓPEZA TERRA NO MEIO

// TheLast Builder, 2008, 5’29’’

Nós chamamos-lhe José, sem qualquer razão, embora o seu nome seja Dionísio Herrera Gonzalez; uma das muitas coisas inexplicáveis numa vida cheia de segredos. Ele tinha 70 anos neste filme. Nasceu na Jamaica, de pais Cubano-Orientais, sempre enfatizou. E chegou ao Panamá quando era ainda uma pequena criança. Foi através de amigos que o seu pai fez durante a construção do canal, que foi contratado quando tinha apenas 15 anos de idade, sobre outro nome e indicando uma idade diferente. Nem José, nem Dionósio, ele era realmente um Hércules, que se gabava de ter dividido a espinha dos continentes com as suas mãos. Eu abri-o com as minhas próprias mãos – dizia ele, enquanto moía o milho. Parecia que o continente lhe tinha transferido a força. Esta não foi a sua única conquista. Um pioneiro do body building como forma de vida, ele esculpiu o seu corpo, desafiando o tempo. O tempo, por outro lado, não se permitiu ser completamente contrariado, mantendo a cara para si.

Super 8 P&B transferido para vídeo

Música: NikolaKodjabashia

Edição: WillianAldersley

Humberto Velez | Panamá

Estudou cinema na International School of Cinema of San Antonio de Los Baños, Cuba. Desde 2003 criou performances explorando activamente as possibilidades de trabalhar em colaboração com direfentes pessoas (artistas e artesãos, comunidades locais, pessoas das primeiras nações, asilados e refuiados, grupos de mulheres, tratadores ou treinadores de animais, atletas, músicos, etc., e grupo reunidos especificamente para o projecto) em diferentes países e culturas. Criou performances para o TATE Modern, Centre Pompidou e the Art Gallery de Ontario entre muitos outros. Live e trabalha entre Manchester (UK) e Panamá.

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MIGUEL LÓPEZ programTHE LAND IN THE MIDDLE

// TheLast Builder, 2008, 5’29’’

We called him Jose, for no reason, although his name was Dionisio Herrera Gonzalez; one of the many unexplained things in a life full of secrets. He was seventy years old when he was captured in this film. He was born in Jamaica, of Cuban-Oriental parents, he always emphasized. And he arrived in Panama when he was still a small child. It was through friends his father had made during the canal construction, that he was hired when he was only fifteen years old, under another name and stating a different age. Neither Jose, nor Dionisio, was really a Hercules, who boasted that he had split the continents spine with his hands. I opened it with my own hands—he would say, whiles millings corn fully. It seemed as if the continent had transferred its strength to him. This was not his only achievement. A pioneer of bodybuilding as a way of life, he had sculpted his body, defying time. Time, on the other hand, had not allowed itself to be completely thwarted, keeping his face for itself.

Super 8 B&W transferred to video

Music by NikolaKodjabashia

Edited by WillianAldersley

Humberto Velez | Panamá

Humberto Velez studied filmmaking at the International School of Cinema of San Antonio de Los Baños, Cuba. Since 2003 he has created performances actively exploring the possibilities of working in collaboration with different people (artists and artisans, local communities, First Nation people, asylum and refugees, women groups, animal care workers or trainers, athletes, musicians, etc., and groups specifically assembled for the project) in different countries and cultures. He has created performances for TATE Modern, Centre Pompidou and the Art Gallery of Ontario between many. Works and lives between Manchester (UK) and Panama.