Self Portrait, 2016 Web project, photography and text, Germany/Portugal
Autorretrato / Self-Portrait, 2017 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)
Self-Portrait, 2018 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 Portuguesa
Production: Agência Portuguesa da Curta Metragem — Curtas Metragens CRL / Solar – Galeria de Arte, Lamaland
Printing: MeelPress
Support: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Dgartes – Direção Geral das Artes

Produced with materials collected during the production of Extinção/ Extinction
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, ICA – Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual

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.

The web project was produced for This Long Century and exhibited online (2026). The photogravures were produced for the anthological exhibition Solo at Solar – Galeria de Arte Cinemática, Vila do Conde (14 October – 25 November 2017) The film was produced for the exhibition Autorretrato / Self-portrait at School of Arts – Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto (18 June – 28 September 2018).

© All images are copyright LAMALAND│Salomé Lamas.
Texts copyright Salomé Lamas and the respective authors.