Andromeda - The Girl Who Smoked Soap

Video Artist: Carlosmagno Rodrigues
Video Genre: Country: Year: Duration: 15 min 0 sec
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Andromeda is a performance film that plays with texts and iconography in a postmodern manner. A combination of texts written by author CarlosMagno Rodríguez and his co-authors Giselle Werneck, Lindbergh Fernandez, interspersed with quotes from Lucien Ducasse’s Isidora (Fragments from the Songs of Maldoror) combined with biblical quotations and lengthy discussions on pollution, etc. Read out by a character with a megaphone, they are no longer outrageous, transgressive or liberating, just twisted literature of enchantment, with no morals. The characters pose for an iconographic composition close to the Christian and Renaissance traditions, a kind of imagined “Last Supper”.


Andromeda is a cinematographic reality, created for questioning disparate, paradoxical iconographic models, criticizing modern society as if numb and frozen in front of the All-Seeing Eye-the camera’s eye. This also applies to music, such as the accordion music “Kanonen’s Song” and “The Ballad of a Soldier’s Wife” by Kurt Keil (co-author of Bertolt Brecht). 



Carlosmagno Rodrigues

Graduated in Animation Arts and Cinema from the School of Fine Arts (UFMG) 1996-1999. 

Charlemagne is the author of films and videos. Since 1995, he has created and participated in cinema and electronic art events, having been cited in academic articles, journals and books. Between 2018 and 2021, he was curator of the BH festival: TIMELINE International Video Art Festival (Belo Horizonte – SESC Palladium – MG). In 2020, he was invited to join the official jury of Videoformes 2020 (Clermont-Ferrand, France). Currently, he mentors young filmmakers studying electronic images.