MICROFILM
2013-2014

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What would a place be like in the future where man no longer exists, where nature begins to return to its original form? What would this transitory space be like between the coming and going of waters and tides, subject to the force of the winds?

In the archeozoic era, the oldest geological era, the oceanic waters of the West connected to those of the East covering the entire region and coming to touch the comforts of the Rio Grande Shield. This and the coastal region of Santa Catarina formed a vast archipelago. In the Paleozoic era, the manifestations of life took place especially in the Sea, with rudimentary forms of plants and animals. It is in this same era that the water flow in the direction of the West took place. At the beginning of the Mesozoic era, the landscape of the rest of the state was dominated by the triple sands, formed by the waters. The coast and the western part were still covered by the receding waters. In the Cenozoic era, an epiconnental sea, of shallow depth, covered the central region of the state, from the Atlantic to the Uruguay River and the entire campaign. The Brazilian coast from the mouth of the Amazon was submerged. It was then that the plateau began to rise and the regression of the waters began, finally forming a coastline that arises from the sedimentary accumulation that covers extensive areas, silting up the lagoons. The coastal landscape of the extreme south is created by the tireless work of geomorphological elements that act incessantly.



This, geological history, impelled me emotionally, the image of the waters and sands in constant and slow movement transforming the landscapes. If, on the one hand, the microfilm had already been tested, it was still a big gap as it would print a natural landscape and that would only know when it returned home and revealed the material. Polaroids, however, even with unpredictable results, could be viewed a few minutes later. This was important because it was returning to the base, with all those photos drying, hanging on the windows inside the truck that I felt like a fisherman, a collector, an archaeologist. The physical presence of the photograph on my expedition took on a fundamental role in the creation of the story.

The exploratory trip began at La Pedreira beach, in Uruguay, and extended to Solidão in RS. Two points were chosen to set up the Base, San Antonio - Uruguay -, and Tavares - Rio Grande do Sul. There is an enormous similarity between these two landscapes of the south sea coast. The open sea, the great expanse of the beach and species of vegetables often eaten by the plantations of PINUS ELLIOTIS, the current plague on the southern coast. It was in this landscape, exotic for its enormous quantity of birds and water mirrors, that my story was geographically implanted, from the day when Rio Grande would return to being sea. The story is told through the eyes of a character loose in time that receives images through equipment powered by radio waves. These i "visions" are somewhat paranormal. This lonely character and his theremin set the tone for this landscape lost in time.







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