Blanca Rego Constela - Inverse reverse

15:26, 2010, Experimental
Inverse Reverse is an abstract animation based on the idea of perverting old media. It was made using two vintage analogical machines. Images are thousands of macro photographs of an old crt television, and the sound was generated connecting a sound jack to the output for the LED glasses of an strange ’new wave’ device from the late eighties -a ’brain machine’ intended to modify brain waves to relax, relieve stress, etc.
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Who is Blanca Rego Constela?

I’m just someone who makes things.

What is Inverse Reverse about?

It’s about subverting the discourse and the aesthetic of mainstream television and the function of old analogic machines.

How did you start with film? And do you have an educational background in art or film?

I’ve always love cinema and I studied Film Direction, but at some point I realised that I wasn’t really interested in making traditional films, so I started experimenting with video and computers.

Could you explain how you work, what themes or concepts you use and what is important to you?

Usually I just experiment until I find something that I like. I don’t work with preconceived ideas, but most of the time I decided first the sound and then I work on the images. Sound is very important for me.

How long do you usually work on one project?

In depends on the project, sometimes just one day, sometimes months. Inverse Reverse was a long one, it took me almost one year to finish it.

Do you carefully plan the production process or do you work more intuitive?

Very intuitive, always, I don’t plan anythig.

How does the title relate to the work, and how do you find a fitting title?

All images are photos of and old tv flipped horizontally and with the colors inverted: reversed and inverted images. The title is also related with the idea of subverting the discourse and the aesthetic.

How do you finance your projects (by yourself, sponsors or subsidy)?

By myself, but I don’t need any money to make my videos, just a computer and sometimes a camera.

How important is sound in film, and if you use sounds, do you create your own or use existing?

Sound is essential! I love music and most of my videos are drive by sound. Usually I create the sound myself.

Did the web changed your view on art, or your career?

Thanks to Internet now is very easy to showcase your work, but the web hasn’t changed my view on art.

Where would you place your work; cinema or art. And what is the difference between those according to you?

I don’t think that cinema and art are different things, cinema is just a form of art. Anyway, my great love has always been cinema.

How important is the reaction to your film by the audience?

I like to hear what people think of what I do, either is good or bad.

What is your next project about?

I have always thousands of projects in mind, but right now I’m not working in anything specific.

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