Experiencing Interruptions?


The "tea" has already happened. Completing the goal does not necessarily end the ritual. Places in present time are the deeds.

The word "FEITURA" (DEED) in afro brazilian culture is related to the making of a saint, in Candomblé and Batuque it means the initiation of someone in the cult of orixás. Initiation in candomblé.

  • Victor Mota
  • Laryssa Machada
  • João Moxca
  • Victor Mota, Laryssa Machada
  • Victor Mota, Laryssa Machada
  • Victor Mota
    Key Cast
  • Laryssa Machada
    Key Cast
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    Experimental, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Sci fi
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2020
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  • Mostra de Videoarte da 2ª Semana do Audiovisual Negro
  • Festival da Diversidade Sexual e de Gênero de Recife
    Recife, Pernambuco
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Director - Victor Mota, Laryssa Machada, João Moxca
Director Statement

"Deed" is a sound-visual lapse to access ancestral technologies in order to bend colonial times. Refuse the body-machine based on collective intelligences built from the encounter. The artists' central base is the use of artifacts that are available to them, such as audiovisual tools, igniting in new possible narratives, in an approximation with the deprogramming of the sentence of the apocalypse - as proposed by Achile Mbembe.
As a sound, we mixed whatsapp audios with noises and prayers designed by Moxca: "it's about finding an opening under the water of Gamboa's beach in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, that wasn't an iron pipe but it kept tinkling, the sound takes me to the bottom to play in it, then sucked through this opening, I discover a great noise that shakes me that stronger than a tidal broth, I am bent in half under the water and I end up farther in the sea of ​​the prawn, where I have never been, the constant attempt to return is failure , the sound envelops me in a battery, I'm already part of the energy that makes that opening sputter so curious called iron, current and vacuum. It's a journey underwater but I never drown. In the lyrics I pray: Holy God, Strong God , don't let me drown."
In the visual part Victor Mota and Laryssa Machada form body and performance to juxtapose the relationship with the sound. As a narrative-image, we want to fictional possible futures. Disinvasion is a movement from the inside out and we make the photographic ritual an act of evocation. The video performance builds imagery (and energetic) rituals to enter the future, visiting healing processes that accomplished people build daily from ancestral and contemporary signs of power. Dress up to protect and connect; open the channel of communication between memories and the oneiric universe. The texture of a dream is built in the video from insertions of animations, repetitions, image traces, temporal cuts, present-body.