THREE STUDIES ON NATURAL PRINCIPALS AND FUNDAMENTAL FORCES OF NATURE
Água (Water) is a study on the principle of entropy. The film proposes a return to the formless state of the body. The viewer confronts strong entropic elements. Organic and inorganic nature seems to move towards an orderly balance, yet, by the laws of physics, especially the First Law of Thermodynamics, which refers to the conservation of energy, all things in the universe have the tendency to go from order to disorder. In the work, such transformation is a cyclical movement of life and death. Gravitation could be thought of as a pulling down force, but Couto is more concerned with it as a pulling together between two bodies. The environment and the body, thought of as an assemblage, become a place of exploration of a new unity. In Study on In Conservation of Energy, the body (matter) is questioned as potential energy when challenged by minimal-almost absent motion, long period of exposition to high heat and steam, and the effort to hold a bull's heart in the hands.
Conservation of Energy