OCCIDENTE

by Ana VAZ
2014 / HD & Super 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 15' 15




Filmed in Lisbon in search for the originals of our colonial history I found copies. Brazilians, the new worlders fluent in glitz, entertain the Portuguese in awe and discomfort, colonial norms applied and reapplied. Chinese porcelain seem to signal the hybrids to come: the Chinese dressed as Europeans, the Brazilian maid dressed as an European 19th century servant. 15th century porcelain becomes reproducible readymades that set the tables for the new colonies - a trans-Atlantic calling. Ouro novo reads new money. As a poem without full stops, as a breathe without breathing, the voyage travels eastwards and westwards marking cycles of expansion in a struggle to find one’s place, one’s sitting around a table.

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distribution format Digital file on server (FHD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language Portuguese
rental fee 79,00 €

distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language Portuguese
rental fee 79,00 €