[TISEA 1992] Artist Statement: Sandra Kogut — Parabolic People 1 & 2

Artist Statement 


2 of a series of 10x3min films

What is the difference between a window and a television?

In the streets of Paris, Moscow, New York, Tokyo, Rio and Dakar, Sandra Kogut invited the passers-by to use individually, during 30 seconds, a booth equipped with a camera. From that elementary situation, she worked out Parabolic People, to talk about the connections between people, that exist beyond the cultural or linguistic barriers.
This series is ment to be shown in any country with no need to add subtitles or translation. Moments of breathing, humour, emotion, pleasure, Parabolic People is a joyous essay of a ”universal” TV piece.

Videos: Parabolic People    Parabolic People by Sandra Kogut 

  • Sandra Kogut is a filmmaker born 1965 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, whose works transition between documentary and narrative fiction. She first received international attention for her 1991 documentary Paralamas do Sucesso [source: wikipedia]