TEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM
2013, 26 min, 1-channel projection adapted from 3-channel installation, color, sound, HD. U.S. Premiere.
“The [nautical chart] Padrão Real was a secret map, guarded from the eyes of foreign spies, changed and reworked with the comings and goings of each expedition. The map that the navigators followed has been lost, and what remains of it is a stolen copy, made from memory by one of the cartographers in order to outwit enemies” (Salomé Lamas).
Exhibited at: National Museum of Contemporary Art in partnership with Temps d’Images (Portugal, 2013); DocLisboa (Portugal, 2013); Rome Film Festival (Italy, 2013); Arsenal, Institut fur Film and Videokunst e.V. (Germany, 2014); Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal (Canada, 2014); Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid (France, 2014); Serralves Museum (Portugal, 2015); Panorama of European Cinema (Egypt, 2015); etc.
ENCOUNTERS WITH LANDSCAPE (3X)
2012, 29 min, color, sound, HD. North American Premiere.
Inspired by Bas Jan Ader’s film series FALL (1970-1971), and shot at the center of a volcanic crater referred to as Sete Cidades, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. “While filming I felt the urge to formalize landscape through language games. Landscape becomes a dangerous playground. When one is young one is daring and stupid, you grow older and you tend to lose the daringness and get less stupid. We change the rules as we go along”-S. Lamas.
Exhibited at: Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (Switzerland, 2015); Tampere Film Festival (Finland, 2015); VIS-Vienna Independent Shorts (Austria, 2015); Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (Mexico, 2015); Cinéphémère-FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (France, 2013); Lima Independiente (Peru, 2014); Arsenal, Institut fur Film and Videokunst e.V. (Germany, 2014); FID International Film Festival, Marseille (France, 2013); Rencontres Internationales in Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Germany, 2013); Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (Germany, 2012); etc. New Talent/FNAC Award – Indie Lisboa, 2012; Best Short Film – International Short Festival Belgium, 2012.
VHS – VIDEO HOME SYSTEM
2010-2012, 39 min, color, sound, including video footage by Cristina Lamas, HD. North American Premiere.
Salomé Lamas: “The embroidery draws maps, the relation between a mother and a daughter. Time past and time present, if all time is eternally present all time is unredeemable. ‘It was a school exercise, I would use what was close to me, what was domestic and you were part of it’. Fourteen years have past. I take her images; I compel her to answer me. She is the mother. She is the daughter. She is my mother”.
Exhibited at: Darb1718 (Egypt, 2015); Circo 2.12 Cineclub Revolución (Mexico, 2014); Transcinema (Peru, 2014); Slowtrack Gallery Madrid (Spain, 2013); Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina, 2013); Impakt Film Festival Utrecht (The Netherlands, 2010); etc.
As a complement to the screening of ENCOUNTERS WITH LANDSCAPE (3X), here there is FALL II (2011), a 1-minute video by Salomé Lamas, “an homage to Bas Jan Ader’s homonymous film work, where he rides a bicycle into an Amsterdam canal”:
Special thanks to the Portuguese Short Film Agency, O Som e a Fúria, the Collectif Jeune Cinéma, Lincoln Center, and MoMA.