NOVA: The Film

Ratings: 8.68/10 from 19 users.

NOVA: The FilmNOVA: The Film is a documentary film directed by Isaac Niemand and the byproduct of a collaboration between ROJO and BossaNovaFilms.

The film brings together several insights from the participants from Nova Contemporary Culture which took place in the summer of July and August 2010, in MIS-Museum of Image and Sound, and SESC Pompeia, in São Paulo, Brazil. It is an inspiring DIY documentary film on new art and the young artists behind it.

This is a new kind of creative event, open to public, presenting live collaborated work in progress processes by more than 100 selected artists from around the world, featuring live art, music & audiovisuals; performances, video screenings, round tables, workshops and many unpredictable social consequences. Only for the happy, the gifted, the curious and the open minded.

46 Comments / User Reviews

  1. dmxi

    ²as the brain learnt to fart.......'it' created 'art' !²

  2. Guest
  3. Guest

    Watching here, there is no way to know how long this doc is.
    I found out....74 minutes
    A lot of tape, squares and triangles, some of it almost seem connected, a lot of good interesting stuff.
    Not done yet...not sure where i am in it...some where towards the end.

  4. Guest
  5. Guest

    from the dart of a tart in a kart right from the start.

  6. dmxi
  7. dmxi

    ...& so my heart falls apart & i can't buy a new one from wal-mart.
    i wish i were so smart...but i'm just a typical bastar't' .

  8. wald0
  9. wald0

    Come on guys, please at least make some general comment about the doc and how it was. I value you guy's opinions and use them to get an idea of what to watch and what to skip. I am not crazy about arrt documentaries usually but, what the he11. Its raining out so nothing to do anyway. I get one day off work this month and it's raining- does anybody have managements number? I want to lodge a formal complaint. But hey, that's what TDF is for right- lets watch some documentaries!!!

  10. Achems_Razor
  11. Achems_Razor


    I hear you, and you are right! Any more chit-chat off topic posts will be deleted.

  12. chard01
  13. chard01

    is it just me or do these artists seem happy blissfully so. seemingly all it takes is string, gaffer tape,emulsion paint, nails planks scaffolding and music we should make all make art even bad art is good if you appreciate it and you dont to take it home unless it is your own home.

  14. Guest
  15. Guest

    My first comment is about the doc and this comment is to say...Yes watch it, it's great art.

  16. Matt Kukowski
  17. Matt Kukowski

    I loved the music and circles/rings effect they shows... awesome.

  18. AntiTheist666
  19. AntiTheist666

    Contemporary and Modern Art.

    Anyone who enjoyed this doc should also checkout – This is Modern Art here at TDF. It’s FAB!

    @Az & All

    ”L’art pour L’art”

    How would you interpret this in a Philosophical sense? In one short sentence please. I will be using no more than 6 words ;-)

    The Contemporary One

  20. Guest
  21. Guest

    Sorry had to replace this one....
    "Keep digging as you progress upwards"
    do i keep the like?

  22. Guest
  23. Guest

    beauty, the elixir of the mind
    blood, the juice of the mind

  24. Guest
  25. Guest

    waiting for your 6 words.

  26. AntiTheist666
  27. AntiTheist666


    Well I hope you keep the like. I thought your “Blood, Juice of the Mind“? was a great and ON topic? After all it’s a valid interpretation of “L’art pour L’art”. Art is our life Blood? I can’t give my answer just yet as AN ON TOPIC and WITHIN THE COMMENT POLICY post I made regarding freedom of expression in Contemporary Art has either been deleted or is moderation for some reason? I’ll wait and see for now. I will give my answer soon though.

    The Bohemian One

  28. Guest
  29. Guest

    soon to sign
    The dispossessed artist

  30. AntiTheist666
  31. AntiTheist666

    Suppression of Freedom in Contemporary Art.

    Where will tomorrow’s contemporary Art come from?

    The Unimpressed One

  32. Pysmythe
  33. Pysmythe

    Leaving the world a better place!

  34. Guest
  35. Guest

    you got your name back...bravo!
    What are your six words to describe “L’art pour L’art”?

  36. Pysmythe
  37. Pysmythe

    See above. :)

  38. Pysmythe
  39. Pysmythe

    Not really sure how philosophical that is, though... But it does seem to touch on Ethics a little bit, if I'm not mistaken.

  40. Guest
  41. Guest

    It always comes splashing from the geyser that gushes from the entrails. Art is uncontrollable.
    It is when it becomes a business that it spits from the head.

  42. Pysmythe
  43. Pysmythe

    Then it becomes another 6 words: My "heart," my "soul," my WALLET!

    edit- Not a duct-tape one, though! :)

  44. Guest
  45. Guest

    my art my soil my wallet

  46. AntiTheist666
  47. AntiTheist666

    L’art pour L’art
    Lust for Life

    Just 3 words but my 6 words carry much greater significance here?

    The Epigrammatic One

  48. Guest
  49. Guest

    Did you notice how many people used blue in their art? Was definitively the most popular colour in this doc.

  50. Pysmythe
  51. Pysmythe

    They're all copying Pablo, those HACKS!
    ( ! another 6 words... lol.)

  52. Guest
  53. Guest

    i would have added
    lust for baring life

    art is a naked kind of thing

  54. Pysmythe
  55. Pysmythe

    And it is surprising sometimes just how hard it is to GET naked! Saint-Saens in music, for example... All the genius in the world, and barely an ounce of heart. Just a kind of machine.

  56. Guest
  57. Guest

    I count seven without the '

    Pablo, and Dali...two painters (not counting Miro) who lived around the same time, from the same area, who let the art control their entire life.

  58. AntiTheist666
  59. AntiTheist666

    You gave me an idea for a 2 worder!

    L’art pour L’art
    Danse Macabre!

    The Lusty One

  60. Guest
  61. Guest

    He wrote: Problèmes et mystères, which spoke of science and art replacing religion...that required a bit of heart.
    How about The close your eyes and you feel like you're in


  62. Pysmythe
  63. Pysmythe

    Well, yeah, but... how much HEART could it have taken? I don't have much doubt that he polished off his pieces over cafe au lait and croissants, and then moved on to a hand of Whist, or something, lol.

  64. Pysmythe
  65. Pysmythe

    It's running through my head right now, and, yes, it's awesome.
    SLAP them bones, baby!

  66. Pysmythe
  67. Pysmythe

    Double-exposure! I see it now!

  68. dewflirt
  69. dewflirt

    Why not subvert the topic, tease the philosophy of art and paint it over with science,
    Colours are light :)
    Universal constant in photonic ocular reciprocation,
    Or maybe just - blue is easy on the eye ;)

  70. AntiTheist666
  71. AntiTheist666

    “L’art pour L’art”

    Forget Phil and Sci. What do they know? Let’s have it defined in OBJECTIVE, EMOTIVE and HUMANE terms.

    “L’art pour L’art”

    The Sparkle of Humanity?

    I have 6 words that seem extra pertinent on this thread. Especially for Artists with Passion.

    The Objective One

  72. dewflirt
  73. dewflirt

    Objective and emotive? Mutually exclusive. Sorry, can't do it :) anyway, if you start to value art too highly it becomes a commodity and is not then art. Just a product for sale. Like hookers. Fun, but less fun every time. You can't buy love, or own it. If you can't lose it you can't appreciate it fully. Art should have a life and a death, no room for new stuff with all the old stuff cluttering the walls of galleries and the minds of young artists. There's no art future in art history, it tows you under like a pair of soggy trainers ;)

  74. AntiTheist666
  75. AntiTheist666


    I need to spake to a few other Venusian Artistés before I can even understand your post? What sort of Artful Codger Language is that? I did just about manage to comprehend the soggy trainers bit....Pheweeeee.

    What is at the Leading Edge of Contemporary Art? Where is AT today? Soggy Trainers? Holding you back? Do you mean like the way Tracy Emin’s soggy, skanky unmade bed held her back?

    Objective, pwah, you know not the meaning of the wrod!

    The Modern One

  76. AntiTheist666
  77. AntiTheist666

    Contemporary Art?

    The bubbling creative cauldron that feeds new born artists daily. Those that feed hungrily and deeply will reinvent the past and the fewture.

    L’art pour L’art = Art for Art’s Sake = A Literal Translation.
    Art for Art’s Sake! Can it be any more important and pertinent than the development of Contemporary Art?
    Art for Art’s Sake? What does it really mean? We have had many fine contributions from a Few Posters. Viva L’art. Merci.

    Art for Art’s Sake for me is truism and a thing in itself philosophically. A while back I said I would give my definition of what “L’art pour L’art” meant, most especially to Passionate Artists that wish to express themselves freely.

    This is not my definition but it is. “L’art pour L’art” Means

    “Let Morality go to the Devil”

    No Prizes for guessing whose definition it really was?

    The Crucified One

  78. Guest
  79. Guest

    Salvador Dali once said: Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
    As for contemporary art...anything goes.

  80. Guest
  81. Guest

    Let Morality go to the Devil....hum ....many people could have would have should have.

  82. Kyle Zeiszler
  83. Kyle Zeiszler

    simply amazing documentary

  84. Terry Beaton
  85. Terry Beaton

    One definition of Art is 'to create an impression that causes the viewer to contemplate the subject in a deeper, or more novel way'. There works of Art that don't conform to that discription but I think that's a good one.

  86. David Quiles Guilló
  87. David Quiles Guilló

    Good to watch it again. So many good moments and ideas... Timeless. Happy to be part of it. :)

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