(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
Support: Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual (ICA), RTP

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] civilisations.
    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 [socialisation, externalisation, combination, internalisation], models of communication applied to societal models [politics, culture, history, religion] and civilisational 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), RTP
Additional support: MacDowell
Support: Fundacíon La Caixa, Dgartes

Gold and Ashes / REDUX is a multidisciplinary installation with the participation of authors from various fields. It inquires how 'scale', one of the tools with which we know the world, can be reimagined. Scale establishes technological conditions and expectations that cement the positions from which we perceive the world. In what ways can scale become a lens to observe, measure, question and reconstruct our perceptions, feelings, democratic processes, and technological infrastructures?
    Gold and Ashes / REDUX uses an approach that acknowledges human evolution while simultaneously outlining human limitations.
    Using two female performers and an enlarged sculpture it unfolds around cognitive systems, modes of knowledge conversion, communication models applied to social models and civilisational paradigms.
    The text component allows us to follow the poetics and relational politics of humanity’s world visions. On the one hand: the existential awakening of the two women, on the other the discourses and imaginaries 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.
    Gold and Ashes / REDUX absorbs materials developed for the feature film Ouro e Cinza (Gold and Ashes), but essentially it emerges from the need and desire to develop, produce, and present unframed materials in the field of cinema.

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