In “What Is Not Seen”, Paulo Abreu subtly repositions the most characteristic tropes of the travel narrative: in lieu of a dialectic of self-recognition mediated by the discovery of others, we find a game of interruptions, in which the constant theme of the mechanisms of vision – within a markedly essayistic device between landscapes, displacements, and voice over – seemingly replaces the utopia of a possible encounter. *(E.B)
He has made videos for dance, theater and music shows. He was a Fellow of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation/FLAD in Film/Video Arts (New York, 1991). He has worked as camera operator on several cultural documentary series for television. He has collaborated with Portuguese artists and participated in collective exhibitions. He has directed feature and short film documentaries and over 20 experimental films in Super 8 format, selected and awarded at national and international festivals.
Pesaro Film Festival