AMÉRIKA: BAHÍA DE LAS FLECHAS
Amérika: Bay of Arrows

by Ana VAZ
2016 / HD / color / sound / 1S / 8' 46




It is said that in the year of 1492, the first European ship led by Christopher Columbus, disembarked on the coast of Samaná, present-day Dominican Republic, and was received by a rain of arrows carefully plotted by the Caribbean Taíno. Presently, a saline lake named after the Taíno chief Enriquillo witnesses profound eco-systemic changes leading to species migration, forced evacuation and an expanding coral desert revealing the lake’s geologic past. Taking the camera itself as an arrow, a foreign body, Amérika: Bay of Arrows looks for ways in which to animate, to awaken, to make vibrate again this gesture in the present - arrows against a perpetual “falling sky”.
Image, Sound and Edit: Ana Vaz
With: Guarionex Léger
Made with the support of: Davidoff Art Initiative

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distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 45,00 €