Grain is a first-person story sewn as an audiovisual narrative. Here, clippings of the work signed by the artist Gabi Etinger, accompanied by the exclusive soundtrack created by the musician Ricardo Vieira, focus on very intimate issues. It turns out that these issues, anchored in a sort of feminine speaker, also echo a discourse which is very present in the gender clashes that are finally taking place in the light of day. By telling her own story using blood ink, so as to speak, Gabi takes the thread and continues the experience lived before by several generations of women, as far as affective memory can reach: mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Thus, the artist does not speak only of herself, but uses her own body to approach themes such as ancestry. Fluxo_s, Ricardo Vieira’s original composition, accompanies the story narrated by the works of Gabi Etinger, echoing the female subjectivity of a body traversed by time. The binaural track is composed of beats and rip tides, exploring the sensations of the body, and referring to the idea of cycles. They are flashes of sensations. The unconscious searching for the mother’s womb. Beginning and end that spring up and also flow into sea and blood.

  • Gabi Etinger
  • Gabi Etinger
  • Gabi Etinger
  • Ricardo Vieira
    Editing and soundtrack
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    Animation, Experimental, Short
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    3 minutes 43 seconds
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    December 18, 2020
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Director Biography - Gabi Etinger

Visual artist graduated in Graphic Design, Gabi Etinger develops graphic designs and 2D animations with artisanal practices. She illustrated and animated the video clips “Dois Peixinhos” (RXHM) and “Cuna” (Camilla Campos). In addition, the artist follows the cultural scene in Aracaju (SE), creating posters for films and concerts, music album inserts and publications in general, through Calango Design and Communication (@calangodc). She also held exhibitions showing graphic design experiments — “Xiloanime” (2010) and “Exodus” (2012, in partnership with the photographer Victor Balde) — and has a more intimate production, which has been explored since 2010, with works on female subjectivity in exhibitions and video: “Wefts” (2010), “Patchwork love” (2013), “My truth is red” (2019) and “Grain” (2020, with soundtrack by Ricardo Vieira). She is part of the collective Letra Curva, alongside Rian Santos and Tiago Oliveira, and together they paste posters in the streets of Aracaju (SE). She is a designer and publishes visual chronicles on the website Poca Olho. Gabi Etinger was born in 1986 in Aracaju (SE), where she lives and works.

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