How have our bodies been interpreted over time by the different philosophies, religions and technologies? How do we perceive the relation between the material and immaterial aspects of the self? How do we relate to one another as far as building identity, motherhood, gender, sexuality or illness are concerned? 12 films analysing these issues and putting forward the idea of a body that contains a changing, external and multiple ‘self’.
OCT 28 / 5.00 pm, São Jorge 3
The body consists of a constellation of identities and meanings and is capable of the deepest transformations. How many others live in us? A queer family analyses the parallels between the pregnant body and the trans body. A daughter places her body in relation to her mother’s, underlying racial and sexual issues. A group of women questions penises and breasts. The story of a birth juxtaposing interior/exterior and destruction/creation.
OCT 31 / 2.00 pm, Culturgest – Small Aud.
Rituals, religions and beliefs explore the notion of a multiple self, the transcendence of the body and the transfer of consciousness. We move through the subjective nature of gender in Haitian voodoo, pagan fertility rituals in Italy, Russian Cosmism, children pretending to be sacred animals and Brazilian deities.
OCT 31 / 7.30 pm, São Jorge 3
How do time and space limitations affect our bodies? These four films are essays on the collapse and expansion of our organisms under the influence of the perceptions and relations we build with that which surrounds us. Researches into the digitalisation of the individual, the consequences of the pandemic and the notion of apocalypse.