Brasil, 2014
Director: Ana Vaz

Directed, filmed and edited by Ana Vaz

Occidente is a film-poem by Vaz which discusses an ecology of signs that speaks of colonial history repeating herself. Subalterns become masters, antiques become reproducible dinner sets, exotic birds become luxury currency, exploration becomes extreme-sport-tourism, monuments become geodata. A spherical voyage eastwards and westwards marking cycles of expansion in a struggle to find one’s place, one’s sitting around a table..

Ana Vaz