Elemental Cinema: From the Alchemical Image to Ecofeminism

The Modern Collection welcomes the cycle ‘Elemental Cinema: From the Alchemical Image to Ecofeminism’, which includes works that reveal ecological concerns, with a focus on female filmmakers.

Expanding on the notion of elemental cinema, this film programme explores the relation between the human and the sensuous, intimate dimension of the material realm.

It introduces a series of moving image experiments that reveal ecological concerns – by applying alternative film processing techniques that involve agents such as fungi or vegetables – as well as engage with the nonhuman point of view, testing the limits of the camera gaze, while challenging our entry point to the natural world.

With a focus on female filmmakers, the works selected bridge forms of sensorial and pragmatic knowledge of the world, comprising reflections on geopoetics, ecofeminism, and speculative fiction, putting an emphasis on the current debate of our material ideations.

Curator: Margarida Mendes

With Alexandra Navratil, Ana Vaz, Arjuna Neuman, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Barbara Hammer, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Cem Raios T’Abram, Cherry Kino, Deborah Stratman, Gunvor Nelson, Jennifer Reeves, Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela, Mónica Baptista, Schmelzdahin, Stan Brakhage and Von Calhau!



Updated on 05 june 2019

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