Web project, photography and text, Germany–Portugal
2 Photogravure, spite-bite aquatint on 300g Somerset Softwhite paper, Portugal
Paper Size: 56 × 76 cm; Image Size: 21 × 15cm (image), 33 × 48,3 cm (text)
HD video, 2:39, black and white, Dolby 5.1 sound, 10 min., Germany-Portugal
Commission: This Long Century Web Project, Escola das Artes Universidade Católica do Porto
Production: Curtas Metragens CRL / Solar Galeria de Arte Cinemática, Lamaland
Printing: MeelPress
Support: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Dgartes

Produced with materials collected during the production of Extinction 2018.
Production: O Som e a Fúria, Lamaland, Mengamuk Films, Walla Collective, Screen Miguel Nabinho, Bikini
Development Support: Agora Works in Progress 2016 Thessaloniki International Film Festival.
Additional Support: Screen Miguel Nabinho, Walla Colective, Bikini, Yuki, Bogliasco Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Yadoo
Support: Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual (ICA)

The war in Ukraine is burning. In early 2015 a Portuguese producer allotted a symbolic budget for the production of Extinction (2018), which allows us to return to Transnistria, a pro-Russian frozen conflict in Moldova.
    We apply for journalist visas with a false script. The visas take too long. Nevertheless, we book the crew their plane tickets; I stuff part of the available budget in my pockets; S.D carries the rest from Berlin. Two days before departing all the crew members are granted journalist accreditations – including the Moldovan nationals.
    The shooting runs as expected for 20 days. The only border incident to allude to, between Moldova and Ukraine, where we encountered KGB agents is reported in Self-Portrait. There is no consular protection in the territory. I’m unsure if I’ll ever get to see our friends again.

Autorretrato / Self-portrait (2016/18) was developed with materials from the production of the film Extinction (2018) under the frame of an invitation by This Long Century, and published online on their website (December 2016). In 2017 two photogravures were printed for the anthological exhibition Solo at Solar – Galeria de Arte Cinemática, Vila do Conde (14 October – 25 November 2017) In 2018 the film Self-Portrait was produced for the exhibition Autorretrato / Self-portrait at School of Arts – Universidade Catolica do Porto, Porto (18 June – 28 September 2018).

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