Beatriz Gonçalves

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Moving Image mostly.
London, UK. 

The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.
(McLuhan, 1954)

The Matriarch

Moving Image | Super 8mm film 
Portugal, 2020

In a time where the world has been hit by a global pandemic, I capture my grandmother’s fears and worries through phone calls during lockdown. Through the fear that came with this uncertain period of time she remained lighthearted, loving and funny over the phone. Shot prominently in her house, in a secluded corner half an hour outside of Porto she goes about her daily chores, tending to chickens, gardening and preparing food.

Shot on 8mm before and after the lockdown in Portugal.

Music by Gabe Aspey
Edited by Sidney Arthur