Leaving home, 7:45 min, 2007
How to situate the ones that inhabit or cross borders, refugee of wars, migrants or “nomads” workers and street people? How to place a population in transit that lost its moorings from the definite places? How are the space directions established, and who has the power to turn places into spaces? How spatial directions are established? These questions become evident while we live a generalized condition of “homeless”, in a world without borders where the identities are becoming each time more unterritorialized or dispossessed. The video "leaving home" call the attention to this moving space and out from the fixed territorial law that conducts the architectural office projects at the same time that point of subtle form with respect to one unequal, deficit and excluded habitational and territorial politics.
Campo Grade, 6:41 min, 2010
The turbulence of the spaces released by the differences in the public square of Campo Grande at Salvador raises some questions. Who has the power to turn the spaces into places? Who dramatizes and makes the public space a space-flow in a permanent state of conflict where contact, control and social dispute takes place?
These issues are evident when the production of public scale in a city like Salvador escapes any attempt planning and apprehension both qualitative and quantitative. Thus, the square and its neighborhood can be seen also as a space for collective consumption, space antagonias, exclusion and instability for excellence. It is here where the speed, volume, the shock and the juxtaposition of perspectives, which are blurred traditional boundaries between what is alive and what is static. The film is part of the video installation Field Grade mounted in 2010 at the MAM Chapel, BA.
Instruments to bent rivers, 6:46 min, 2014
From the dunes, Mr Nilton points to an imaginary place in the middle of the lake and remember the old city of Casa Nova submerged beneath the waters of San Francisco river. The amount of river trapped by the dam is an ocean in the middle of the savanna, we can hardly see land on the horizon line. The concrete wall that holds the power of San Francisco river, made the water swallow four towns causing an exodus of about 70,000 people, migration and the disappearance of a huge number of animals. The contention that deforms the force of the river and illuminates part of the state is the same one which darkens the bottom of the lake old memories. Far ahead, San Francisco gets sick. The video speaks from a place where the reaction, mobility tactics, experience mapping and displacement are a counter position to thoughtful static occupations such as construction and long-term monuments.