Our waters will meet+info
19 jul / 09h
Our waters will meet proposes a science fiction narrative, which intertwines fragments of maritime mythologies with concerns around the possible consequences of deep-sea mining. Addressing the theme of colonialism, natural resource extraction and technological development, it will feature a film, a sculptural intervention and underwater listening sessions.
The film Deep Sea Rising, developed by Diogo da Cruz and Fallon Mayanja, introduces a series of stories and poetic reflections associated with different locations on the island of São Miguel, inviting us to reflect on the ubiquity of water and to look at the Atlantic not only as the place of origin of life, but also as a container of memory, a witness of colonial crimes.
The Wave Jumper, which was made from rubble and surplus material from past editions of Walk&Talk, depicts an alien marine life form emerging near the harbour, prepared to defend its habitat. Near the piece, at Piscinas do Pesqueiro, an underwater speaker will be activated, playing sound pieces that reflect the process of the film's creation and will amplify the myth of an underwater civilisation.
Stiftung Kunstfonds/NEUSTART KULTUR