Filming a city always has a documentary value. But that is not what prevails in Suermondt’s work. What is striking about Brasilia is its ability to portray urban spaces as fictional ones. Streets and stations become sets on which accidental passers-by serve as actors performing a scene in a fiction film. This fictional aspect is accentuated by close-ups, giving the depersonalised passers-by back their individuality, making dramatic touches. The use of graphics, colour and framing gives away Suermondt’s training as a painter.

  • Format Betacam SP(Betacam SP)
  • Color system PAL
  • Color col.
  • Year 1999
  • Duration 00:20:08
  • Artists