There is gold everywhere
With Há ouro em todo o lado (There is gold everywhere, 2023) we enter in the subterranean world of ruina montium – a technique used during the Roman Empire for gold extraction, largely explored in the Iberian Peninsula. In a movement passing from within towards the world, one senses a multiplicity of subjectivities that re-inhabit the large territory of the ancient mine. Há ouro em todo o lado is the first segment of the she-wolf trilogy, a series of films that trace the attribution of an industrial gaze in relation to nature, shaped by a movement towards forms of life that emerge within, despite and against that same context.
Rita Morais (Portugal) is an artist filmmaker and programmer, with a particular interest in the fields of experimental cinema, artists film and moving image and its relationship with issues raised by ecology. Graduating with a Masters in Artists’ Film & Moving Image from Goldsmiths, she is the founder and artistic director of ‘Miragem – kinematic arts in the landscape’ in Pico Island, Azores, as well as a programmer in the experimental section of Curtas Villa do Conde IFF. She is a member of Laboratório da Torre, an experimental film lab in Porto.