A TORRE / THE TOWER (2015)
HD video, 16:9, black and white, Dolby 5.1 sound, 8 min., Portugal / Germany / Moldova In collaboration with Christoph Both-Asmus Production: Mengamuk, O Som e a Fúria, Lamaland Support: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Yaddo, Bogliasco Foundation, Bikini, Universidade Católica do Porto Distribution: Agência da Curta Metragem, Kinoscope Video Installation Edition: Fundação EDP/MAAT Museu de Arte Arquitectura e Tecnologia – collection, Portugal Harvard Film Archive – HFA / Harvard University – collection, USA Video Installation Edition: CNAP – Centre National de Arts Plastiques – collection, France
Produced with materials collected during the development of feature the film Extinction (2018), directed by Salomé Lamas and produced by O Som e a Fúria, Lamaland in coproduction with Mengamuk Films, and in association production with Walla Collective, Screen Miguel Nabinho, Bikini.
Maybe Kolja’s experiment of merging his body – human with the tree – nature, venturing into a border zone between the earth and the sky, is due to his purity of spirit, to the grandeur of the idiots, or the foolishness of the mystics. Or is it all of these together? Maybe it is a symptom of the enlightened—or simply an elaborated suicide.