Made over six years in the hotels of six different countries, Hotel Diaries charts the 'War on Terror' era of Bush and Blair through a seven-part series of video recordings that relate personal experiences to the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Israel/Palestine.
A group of jazz musicians come to a recording studio to play a jam session together. Their improvisation is matched to the rhythm of a tape of freely available footage from security cameras around the world.
Resorting to found footage and editing, the film creates the illusion that Washington has been bombed from the air.
French-Mexican surrealist artist Alice Rahon made her only film - The Wizard - in 1947, which was lost before its first release. From this came a dream of a never-before-seen work, an encounter with a person who is unjustly forgotten, and an excursion to the landscapes of image, sound and imagination.
Leonor returns from a trip on a day where her dad wasn’t expecting her. In twenty-four hours they will live a crescendoing hallucinated reality, led by Francisco’s unsettling state of apparent normality.
Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa is a meditation on humanity’s massive redesign of the planet and a dystopic pamphlet on the anthropocene.
Ubi Sunt. Porto. Cartography of an imaginary place attracted by the margins (social and geographical). Hybrid and eclectic project, it is the outcome of an audio-visual research residency of human and urban exploration of an expanding city.
Documentary footage, Hollywood cinema and video games collide, overlap and submerge into each other in a Dadaist collage inspired by the poetry of Hungarian poet Mário Z. Nemes.
[Click] A light turns on. They are elusive and hard to see.
They inhabit where nothing is. There. In the deep.
A woman strolls through the city at night and listens to the music around her: jazz, rock, electronic. The film is a sensory record of bodies and urban sounds.
Aki has just confessed to murdering the daughter of her longtime friend. Shifting the action to a rehearsal room, a series of script readings are undertaken in order to trace the backstory of the tragic incident.
With 35mm still photographs obsessively tape-spliced together, one frame at a time, E-ticket is a frantic re-cataloguing and re-editing of a personal archive for the rebirth of forgotten images.
What sounds can you hear in silence? How does the world of humans sound to other beings? Is it possible to create a symphony from sounds that humans are unable to hear?
Like Moby Dick’s Ishmael, a sailor takes a ship and goes from Antarctica to Spain, in a trip that transports an iceberg to Seville for the World Fair of 1992. In this voyage, mysterious things will happen, making him a victim of the hidden forces of icebergs.
Over the course of several months, Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela collected visual testimonies of various labour and ludic activities and other daily practices rooted in empirical knowledge.
Luminous Shadow is born of an artistic residency process developed in proximity with the collection and the curatorial prism of the International Arts Center José de Guimarães.
Does the freedom of the individual lie beyond the barrier of safe existence? A brief meditation on the simplest of things. Breathing in and breathing out.
In Daspara, a village 200 km outside of Calcutta, hundreds of toys are produced every day: rattles, whistles, windmills, all made by hand. The raw materials used are old strips of film, detritus from the archives of Bollywood.
A meditation, in blue, on the city in winter.
A film tribute to the second wave of feminism and to the women who fought for the right to their own bodies in the 1960s and 1970s.
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