Lighthouse (Hikikomori III)

Fernando José Pereira

2014 Portugal EXP 7 '

Narrative without words and densified with the sounds of present music. Small fiction around the idea of isolation in contemporary societies, starting from a well-known phenomenon: the case of young Japanese who isolate themselves for long periods of time and who are known as hikikomoris. The entire film is built only with found footage of 35mm films.


Lives and works in Oporto, Portugal. Graduated in Fine Arts – Painting at the School of Fine Arts of Oporto (1987). PhD in Fine Arts at the Vigo University, Spain (2002). Schoolarships from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: As graduated student – 1985/87; As investigator in Fine Arts – 1988/89: As PhD student – 1997/2001. Founder (1997) and co-director of Virose, an interdisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to art and media technology ( Selected filmography: "Por i", Voltage project, EDP Foundation, Miranda do Douro, Portugal. 2017; "Permafrost (Barentsburg)", Symposium on Arctic Cinema 2016, Trondheim, Norway. 2016; "Suspension (noergic zone)", commissioned by the Institute of Nanotechnology, Braga, Portugal. 2016; "Locked (the wireless waves of fear", Qalandyia International, Open Gallery, "Fear", Palestinian Art Court, East Jerusalem, Palestine; "News of desolation", The 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge [DLX], Berlin, Deutschland. 2015; "The Man Who Wanted to Collect the Time", Region 0. The Latino Video Art Festival of New York ". King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU, New York, USA. 2013; "Untitled (speechless)" at "Skaftfell Center for Visual Art", Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, 2012;