A woman’s blunt testimony as she narrates her experience of violence and trauma before and after her time in prison clashes against the landscape behind her, which epitomizes the many other layers of violence that she endured. While looking at the camera, the woman plays tarot cards for humanity (and to ourselves, who watch her as if her counter-plan, as if were asking the cards) and reveals news of the end of the world. Of this world. “If the sky falls on our heads, that’s where we shall live.” *(C.A)
Maurício Chades is a visual artist and filmmaker from Piauí. He holds an MA in Art and Technology and a BA in Audiovisual from UnB, and is currently an MFA candidate at the SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in the Film, Video, New Media and Animation department. Decomposition, death rituals, speculative fiction, interspecies relationships, and territorial tensions are some of the themes that orbit his work, assuming different forms in each project – between film, installation, writing, bio-art-and-technology, and performance.
20º Curta-se Festival Iberoamericano de Cinema de Sergipe