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Enjoy the weather: the film

Four people go through practices in which sound, weather, landscape and air are the protagonists. In the ecosystems they stage, they appear and disappear, weaving a fictional narrative or a speculative fabulation that intertwines human and beyond human.

  • Teresa Silva
    Direction, Conception, Camera, Editing, Co-creation, Performance, Image treatment, Subtitle translations
  • David Marques
    Co-creation, Editing, Performance, Image treatment, Subtitle translations
  • Sabine Macher
    Co-creation, Editing, Sound, Performance, Image treatment, Subtitle translations
  • Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias
    Co-creation, Performance, Image treatment, Subtitle translations
  • Mestre André
    Sonic Meditation Practice
  • Diogo Brito
    Graphic design
  • Joana Linda
  • Agência 25
  • Parallèle - Festival International des Pratiques Artistiques Émergentes in the context of the European project More Than This, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
  • Vítor Alves Brotas
    Administrative management
  • Cláudia Teixeira
    Executive production
  • Casa da Dança
  • Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
  • República Portuguesa – Cultura | DGARTES – Direção-Geral das Artes
  • More Than This project supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
  • Casa da Dança
    Co-production residencies
  • DeVIR/CAPa
    Co-production residencies
  • Estúdios Victor Córdon
    Co-production residencies
  • O Espaço do Tempo
    Co-production residencies
  • Materiais Diversos/Grand Studio
    Co-production residencies
  • Parallèle - Festival International des Pratiques Artistiques Émergentes/Montévidéo
    Co-production residencies
  • Short Theatre
    Co-production residencies
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    31 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • FIDMarseille
    July 6, 2022
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Agência 25
    Sales Agent
    Country: Portugal
Director Biography

Teresa Silva is a Portuguese artist, working both as a choreographer and performer. She has been developing her artistic practice since 2008, making collaborations with national and international artists. Her projects include “Enjoy the weather”; “Oracle” co-created with Sara Anjo; “New Creation” and “What remains of what has passed” co-created with Filipe Pereira; “Um Espanto não se Espera” co-created with Elizabete Francisca; “Conquest” a solo adaptation after Deborah Hay’s choreography; and “Ocooo” a solo piece.
Teresa Silva's pieces have a multidisciplinary approach and are centered around the notion of time and the relationship between figure and background.
In 2021 she directed the short film called “Enjoy the weather: the film”.
As a performer, she has worked with several choreographers and filmmakers such as Vera Mantero, Kristina Norman, Loïc Touzé, Marco d’Agostin, Sónia Baptista, Alain Michard, David Marques, Liz Santoro & Pierre Godard, Tânia Carvalho, Luís Guerra, Rita Natálio and Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz.
She studied at the National Conservatory Dance School, at the Higher School of Dance and completed PEPCC - Choreographic Creation, Dance Research and Training Programme promoted by Forum Dança, in Lisbon.

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Director Statement

My training and professional path are anchored in contemporary dance and performing arts. I always seek a multidisciplinary approach to movement, which translates into choreographing the human body, but also choreographing time, sound, light, objects, materials, voice or the path of breath. I see movement and dance as something that transcends the limit of the physical body and it is to this less visible and palpable place that I carry my attention and sensitivity. This is also the common place for the imaginary, therefore I believe that it is beyond physicality that movement and dance connect bodies.
Both cinema and dance are movement and time and it was from the perspective of movement and based on my knowledge and background in dance that I created this film.

"Enjoy the weather: the film" is part of a dance research project and has as its starting point unfolded several creative processes in the form of exercises, conversations, drifts and vocal experiences, which occurred both inside and outside the studio, in the city of Marseille. Research is valued as a place of artistic fruition and knowledge production, in which the process of creation is considered as an ecosystem, a common body, which results from a set of relationships, affectations and inter-human and beyond-human interactions. Focusing on the way we perceive and act in an interconnected, impermanent and interdependent world, this film gives prominence to what connects us such as air, climate, time, landscape and sound. The book "The life of plants" by Emanuele Coccia, which conceives the world as a space of metaphysical interaction, where all living beings share the same breath, and the ideas and practices of Donna Haraway, such as "string figures" and "storytelling", constitute central references of the research.

"Enjoy the weather: the film" moves between the exploratory dimension of a creative process and the performative dimension. We observe and listen to the performers in the present of the experience, with their spontaneous reactions, mistakes and hesitations, and at the same time we see them staging different situations and exercises. These are practices that become performative, where simple and everyday gestures expand into a sensitive and poetic experience.
The film is an audiovisual experimentation that reveals an artisanal approach with an economy of gestures and means, manifesting both an ethical and aesthetic choice. It is a palimpsest film constructed from the superposition of two layers of image, as a way of experiencing the human appearance and disappearance in relationship with the environment. The soundscape, also composed in layers, reveals, as does the image, moments of the process and invites a fusion of temporalities and places. The overlapping of the image layers was materialized in physical form, this means that the image layers were projected overlapped in the studio and the performers created a third layer through their direct action on the image by moving and manipulating light filters and objects. This third layer gives the film a climatic dimension and unveils other narratives in the relationship between bodies and environment. The editing emphasizes the proliferation of readings and possibilities in the relationship between image and sound.
In this film, inspired by Donna Haraway who writes "it matters that stories make worlds and that worlds make stories", creating and telling a story emerges as a way of inciting to explore the powers of fiction, imagination and fabulation to propose other possibilities, other affections, another world, inviting to think with other perspectives.
"Enjoy the weather: the film" is based on encounter, cooperation, transmission and sharing, as guidelines for being together. It proposes that these notions exceed the screen, inviting those who watch to make this experience together.