Vincent Moon in(-between) Brazil: An Aural Approach to Intermediality
Matheus Araújo de Siqueira
Abstract: This article discusses how films by Vincent Moon which feature Brazilian musicians illustrate and expand on the notion of in-betweenness in intermediality. At the core of his work is a shift from an optical to an aural approach in filmmaking in which the director becomes more akin to someone who improvises together with the singer and, by doing so, takes the performance into an unpredictable zone. Central to this objective is a method on how to balance the in-between meaning and chaos. Finally, the article questions if such an approach connects to Ágnes Pethő’s remapping of intermedial studies.