Experiencing Interruptions?


What is an Origin? The indigenous cries have always called for social and environmental justice, maintaining an univocal relationship with nature. Today, in places like Alto de Xingu (Mato Grosso-Brazil), the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Power Plant threatens the Juruna and Kaiapós indigenous tribes and wreacks havoc on the region's ecosystem. In creation myths, the primordial cry gives rise to the world. The situation we find ourselves in today challenges us to listen to the voices of the forest, of indigenous women and, indeed, of hybrid beings - half human, half animal - entities that are part of the Juruna cosmology. For them, listening is an act of sensitivity, of restoration and transformation. "Hear-them" is a video-performance inspired by the sound work "No Soy Blanca" ("I am not White") by Malu Hatoum in partnership with Roderick Steel. The performance reveals three hybrid beings and a reiver-being who pass through a city to alert people and reconnect with each other through transradiation, nature and assorted technological devices. These are half-human, half-animal, half-tech hybrid beings that bridge the world between cries, screams and the sounds of nature.

  • Roderick Steel
  • Malu Hatoum
  • Malu Hatoum
    Key Cast
  • Malu Hatoum
  • Malu Hatoum
    Sound Art (Arte Sonóra)
  • Roderick Steel
    Photography & Editing
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Other
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • BilbaoArte
    December 15, 2021
  • CAVA - Colombo Americano Video Arte
  • PUNTOMOV: imagine futures".
    Mexico City
Distribution Information
  • 3a via FILMS
    Sales Agent
    Country: Brazil
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Roderick Steel, Malu Hatoum

Roderick has worked with video in the US, UK & Brazil. Overriding concerns in his work include the journey images take within other images, how images behave in different media and how they relate to each other, using photography and cinema as references.
Malu Hatoum is a sound artist working in Brazil. She is a Sound Artist Vocal Performance Singer Producer and Writer.

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