An aviation field in an unknown suburb. The lake underneath the city burns the streets. The mountains throw rock into the gardens. In the crater of a volcano in Fogo, a model Brazilian city is lifted and dissolves.
Two people find each other in this landscape, 50 years apart.
THE FIGURES CARVED
THE FIGURES CARVED INTO THE KNIFE BY THE SAP OF THE BANANA TREES
(AS FIGURAS GRAVADAS NA FACA COM A SEIVA DAS BANANEIRAS)
Portugal, USA, 2014
HD video and 16mm film, 16'
The rapid turning of a light draws a circle. In the space bound by its line unravels an archive of postcards sent between the island of Madeira and the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique. The figures carved into the knife by the sap of the banana trees circulates between a fictional colonial memory, and science-fiction.