Over the course of several months, we collected visual testimonies of various labour and ludic activities and other daily practices rooted in empirical knowledge. With them we have created a fragmentary film immersed on the idea of transformation of matter, establishing intuitive relations between concrete gestures and substances, sensorial experiences and analogical thinking, generating a revolving movement that metamorphoses itself over time. Throughout a sequence of diverse quotidian activities, solutions and abilities the spectator is conducted over a series of connections in a game of interplay between forms of magic, pleasure, geometry, symbolism and labour.
Direction/ Photography/ Edition / Production
Mariana Caló, Francisco Queimadela
Support / Co-Production
Lo Schermo de’ll arte film festival
Portugal Film – Portuguese Film Agency
Running time: 34’ 30’’
The Mesh and the Circle (2014) – Still frames
In 2017 we made a presentation of an exhibition version of “The Mesh and the Circle”, constructing a display of objects that are seen on the film and installations specially created for this occasion. You can find some images here.