Aquelas que não estão

(2021)

 

This project was held during the 'Jardim Mineral' Residency Programme, in Brazil. It was carried out by MMGerdau - Museum of Mines and Metal, sponsored by GERDAU and supported by CBMM.

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The project << Those who are not >> dialogues with the geological samples in a hidden situation from the Museum's Technical Reserve. By bringing to light this rich collection, I give a speculative narrative regarding the existence of these samples in a state of readiness.

 

The video moves through the cabinets and drawers along a long corridor, presenting the geological samples as they are conditioned in plastic or cardboard boxes. Usually sorted into groups or separated to be weighed and measured, they become characters in a fictional narrative that takes a perspective on minerals in an ever-changing world and brings their insights into humans, newly arrived beings from a deep geological time.

Themes such as mining activity, healing stones and popular beliefs are raised here in order to bring up considerations about our relationship with minerals. A critique to extractivist and hyperproductive inertias, and to all its massive material and political complexities.

 

 

 

 

 

Aquelas que não estão | 2021

 

2nd version | video stills

HD | 16:9 | 24'50" | stereo | color

 

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Aquelas que não estão | teaser | 2021

 

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Images index:

 

 

1. Technical Reserve and Maintenance Deposit | MMGerdau Museum (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

 

2. Technical Reserve and Maintenance Deposit | MMGerdau Museum (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

 

3. Aquelas que não estão | 2021 | 2nd version | video stills | HD | 16:9 | 24'50" | stereo | color

 

4. Aquelas que não estão | 2021 | 2nd version | video stills | HD | 16:9 | 24'50" | stereo | color

 

5. Main corridor of Technical Reserve | MMGerdau Museum (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

 

6. Technical Reserve and Maintenance Deposit | MMGerdau Museum (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

 

7. Technical Reserve and Maintenance Deposit | MMGerdau Museum (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

 

8. Aquelas que não estão | 2021 | 2nd version | video still | HD | 16:9 | 24'50" | stereo | color

 

9. Technical Reserve and Maintenance Deposit | MMGerdau Museum (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

 

10. Technical Reserve and Maintenance Deposit | MMGerdau Museum (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

 

11. Technical Reserve and Maintenance Deposit | MMGerdau Museum (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

 

12. Sound recording at the Technical Reserve | MMGerdau Museum (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

 

13. Sound editing in the studio | creative process for the stones soundtrack

 

14. Video recording | creative process for "Aquelas que não estão'

 

15. Aquelas que não estão | 2021 | 2nd version | video stills | HD | 16:9 | 24'50" | stereo | color