Gold and Ashes, Project
[Ouro e Cinza/Gold and Ashes 2024 - Core of the Project, Gold and Ashes/Redux 2024]

(in production)

Production: O Som e a Fúria, Foi Bonita a Festa
Development Support: Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual (ICA), European Cinema Support Fund (MEDIA)
Additional support: MacDowell, Civitella Ranieri, Camargo Foundation, Bogliasco Foundation, Fundação Luso Americana para o desenvolvimento (FLAD), Fundacion La Caixa
Support: Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual (ICA), Radio Televisão Porutguesa (RTP), FILMAPORTO – Film Commision

In a redemption exercise two women [mother and daughter] go beyond their limits to free themselves of their comfortable and suffocating lives.
    Erected upon internal and external [ontological-epistemological] dualities reflected in the characters but also in the time and space where the action is set, followed by a structure with two separate planes [abstract-concrete] it attempts to expose how our spiritual [conscious] existence shapes [is shaped by] the power and symbolic relations that we construct with the surrounding [environment] others [no matter their kinship] and how do these associations come together to produce [be product of] societies that [are] convey[ed by] civilizations.
    Gold an Ashes’ matters of concern unfold around cognitive systems [thinking, knowing, remembering, judging and problem solving by means of language, imagination, perception, and planning], modes of knowledge conversion [socialization, externalization, combination, internalization], models of communication applied to societal models [politics, culture, history, religion] and civilizational paradigms [capitalism, colonialism, and patriarchy].
    The fragmented narrative is perforated by unexpected moments of clarity and acumen.

O Som e a Furia
Foi bonita a Festa

(in production)

Production: Lamaland
Development Support: Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual (ICA)
Additional support: MacDowell
Support: Fundacíon La Caixa, Dgartes

Gold and Ashes / REDUX is a multidisciplinary installation that inquires how scale, which establishes technological conditions and expectations that cement the positions from which we perceive the world, can be reimagined. It unfolds around cognitive systems, modes of knowledge conversion, communication models, societal models and civilizational paradigms, and uses an approach that acknowledges human evolution while simultaneously outlining human limitations; to follow the poetics and relational politics of two grand narratives – [a]naturalism, [anti](eco-geo) constructivism – the myth of our current era [Anthropocene], compelled by two timeless perspectives – progress and apocalypse –, questioning our ability to rebuild and pilot the Earth away from socio-ecological disasters and showing what it means to appreciate the Earth [but also humanity] as an irreplaceable becoming – a trajectory that cannot be replicated, remade or mastered.

La Caixa

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