SKETCHES FROM MOABIT

Marc Augé coins the term "non-place" to spaces of transience, spaces that do not hold enough significance to be considered a place, where the human remains anonymous. These non-places, such as shopping malls, minimize human interaction to a mere exchange of goods and monetary transactions and reduce it to algorithmic-like articulations.

THINGS I DO WHEN BORED

A collage of personal videos created by youtube users and their relation with being and/or feeling bored.

BEING RIGHT THERE

Transitions are traditionally used for temporal or spatial transformations on the continuity of the film’s narrative.

LIGHT ON SILVER

The dream machine traps the characters in a world of decay and disintegration, of discarded objects and waste. They face the mortality of the material that nails them to the past.

WORKERS BEFORE LEAVING THE FACTORY

Workers are subjected to a very restrictive discipline of everyday behavior that transforms their individuality into a passive condition where labor power is the fundamental purpose of human existence.

WHO SINGS CASTS MISFORTUNE AWAY

At the age of 87 Maria da Conceição interprets the story of her life through Portuguese popular songs, old films and her own poetry while she faces her memories and ghosts from the past.

BOND, FOUND BOND.

An analysis on the action films of James Bond, its plot is deconstructed and punctuated by the soundtrack—full with gunshots and explosions!

NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO THERE YOU ARE

The word globalization has become a common term in our vocabulary. But what does the globalized world really look like?

FRAGMENTS #5

These are fragments of memories that interpret the human condition in a specific space and time, capturing the minuscule human existence. We record images to extend our memory but they will never replace our experience.

LITTLE PORTUGAL

Little Portugal is located in the downtown west of Toronto and covers a solid community with social, cultural, commercial and religious institutions.

POLAND IS NICE

A view on urban landscape and society identity in the quick changing post-communist Poland and its ten years of European Union. An essay on Polish contemporary issues focusing on racism, xenophobia, homophobia and immigration.

SWIEBODZKI

In this impressive documentary, Pedro Ferreira manages, however, to see the different faces of Świebodzki. Once a week, with the arrival of traders, the area around the palace becomes a carnival of consumption. (New Horizons IFF'14)

DANCE DANCE FIRE DANCE

An experience where fire turns into snow, positive into negative, a beautiful dance of destruction. (IndieLisboa'13)

Pedro Ferreira

I’m Pedro Ferreira, an artist and PhD student of Fine Arts, Multimedia Art, at the University of Lisbon. I research post-digital aesthetics in audiovisual art and in both my artistic and academic work I’m interested in art that addresses technologies and their effects in culture and society.

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