Director: Vivian Ostrovsky
Edit/Sound: Ruti Gadish, V. Ostrovsky
Sound Mix: Eric Lonni (Digital Salade)
Jet Lag Prod 2013
Screening formats: Digital file – DCP
Based on a correspondence between Brazilian artist Ione Saldanha and the filmmaker, this portrait was made for an exhibition at the MAM (Museum of Modern Art) in Rio de Janeiro.
Ione Saldanha (1919-2001) was a contemporary of Lygia Clark, Sonia Delaunay, and Vieira da Silva, all of who were her friends. She abandoned painting on canvas for more sculptural supports like batten and bamboos which she shaped with color. Matisse was constantly present in her mind and work for inspiration.
This vignette was meant to give an idea of the artist as a person and of her work.