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Atelier 105, en résidence / September 17, 2018

ÁGUA FORTE BY MÓNICA BAPTISTA

Strong Waters (Água Forte) is a film made on a trip to the Amazon rainforest (from February to May 2015), rescuing a series of encounters.
With a structuralist metric, this film consists of 5 reels of 16mm hand-processed film and lasts approximately 15 minutes.
In the beginning of the film we listen to the myth of the Creation from the Corripaco, indigenous people of the Amazon (Brazil, Colombia and Peru), in which the first God, the God Principle, living in a vertical and silent world, sees his excrements emerging from the deep waters - the navel of the world.
Strong Waters follows the course of a river, intersecting different times, the mythologic and the essay - proper of travel journals –, drawing together with the landscape a horizontal thought and finally collapsing into a wild object born from the unconscious.

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