Andrew Amorim works with photography, film, video installations, sound and text to explore themes of identity, memory and decay.
Andrew Amorim (born 1983 in Belém, Brazil) is a 2016 graduate from the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design, and now lives and works between Bergen and Kampala. His work largely consists of stagings in front of a camera, where choreography and narrative play key roles. Combining found and original material, new narratives are presented through reproduction and editing. Andrew Amorim’s installations are often concentrated around slow and contemplative videos that references cinematic and minimalist traditions.
My works often explores the human condition through observations of some sort of extreme activity or personality which arises out of personal interest and curiosity towards the strange, the outcast, the perverted, the disobedient and the insistent. I try to create poetic renderings of the world we live in through these characters, that I place in front of my camera.
The Future Stands Still, But We Move In Infinite Space
Video Installation, 2-Screen / 4K / 46:48 min / 2017
Shot on location in Kampala, Uganda, 'The Future Stands Still, But We Move In Infinite Space' combines narratives connected to the symbolism surrounding the sport of boxing. From the very personal and intimate relationship between the artist and a boxer in a sparring match, to a story about the black heavyweight as a galant and politicised figure in the historical match-up between Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson. The film also diverts into several off-topic sequences; showing a group of stunt bikers, tracing history through a tree planted on October 9th 1962, the day Uganda gained independence from Britain, and visiting the former Ghadaffi National Mosque. The Mosque was renamed to "The Uganda National Mosque" 2013 after pressure from the new Libyan administration, following the US led intervention in Libya in 2011, and the death of Colonel Ghaddafi.