Through an unpredictable journey across landscapes, times, and images under the sign of experimentation, the depths of a volcano echo the movements of the cosmos, while astronomy, geology, and indigenous cosmology neighbor each other in a musical mosaic of textures and ideas. The Portuguese-American director’s first feature film proceeds towards the undisciplined flow of the film-essay in which Hawaii serves as an irradiating nucleus, both as historical circumscription and conceptual abstraction, creating an engaging sensory experience surrounded by nature and humanity amid the Anthropocene era. *(C.I)
Fern Silva (1982, USA/Portugal) is an artist who began working as an editor and cameraperson in NYC. His early films centered on his relationship to Portugal and have since expanded, underlining the influence of industry on culture and the environment. For over a decade, his 16mm films have been screened widely in festivals, museums, and cinematheques as well as teaching in multiple institutions and collaborating with various artists.