The project started as part of an art residency in Gois - Raizvanguarda in May-June 2018, where the artist worked within local community and recorded memories, stories and ideas people have about their forests.
Eternal Forest artist book - with poetry in English and Portuguese, typed on a machine without ink, a blind embossing seen only in special light conditions. The book is hand-sewn, it has an imaginary 'no-borders' map of the 'Eternal Forest' location enclosed and visual poetry calligraphy. Made fully on paper from the abandoned paper factory in Gois in edition of 6, all handwritten.
Eternal Forest film is 40 min documentary film shot this June in Gois, Lousã and Arganil. The film includes 12 interviews with Portuguese and International people living on the land in the area, some of which have been affected by the fires of October in Gois. The film is subtitled in both English and Portuguese. The film has been shown in multiple locations all around Portugal to the physical audience of over 600 people, won Regional prize at CineEco Seia international film festival and continues to generate conversations.
Trailer of the film Eternal Forest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H65Iy3RHOi4
Attention: PROJEÇÃO DOCUMENTÁRIO | 19 - 26 nov. '18 | 10h00 | 14h30 | Sala de Projeções | Entrada livre