The works of Nicolas Provost can be seen as cinematic experiences as much as they are audiovisual paintings. They intend to walk on the fine line between dualities and balance between the grotesque and the moving, beauty and cruelty, the emotional and the intellectual, between cinema and fine arts. Time and again his phantasmagorias provoke both recognition and alienation and succeed in catching our expectations into an unravelling game of mystery ans abstraction forcing the viewer to reflect on the fenomenon of the audiovisual. With manipulations of time, codes and form, cinematographic and narrative language is analysed, accents are shifted and new stories are told. Apart from the use of film and visual language, sound is also a constant factor in provost's body of work, as a rhythmical spine or an emotional guideline.

Curators
Dario Oiveira, Nuno Rodrigues
Organization and production
Curtas Metragens CRL
Production team
Davide Freitas, Jorge Barbosa, Pedro Cardoso
Sponsoring in communication and press
Hugo Ramos, Raquel Moreira
Press
Carolina Medeiros
Assistants
Adriana Rodrigues, Sofia Reis
Graphic design
R2 design
High sponsorship
Cmara Municipal de Vila do Conde
Ministrio da Cultura
Direco-Geral das Artes
Support
Instituto Portugus da Juventude

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