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MOUNT ANANEA - 5853 (2015)
Video installation HD video transferred to 16mm, color, silent, 20 min. loop; two turntables, two vinyl records, two headphone sets, Portugal - Peru
In collaboration with Bruno Moreira, Norberto Lobo, João Lobo
Production: O Som e a Fúria, Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea
Support: Screen Miguel Nabinho, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Bogliasco Foundation, Bikini, Yaddo, DAAD Artists-in-Berlin, Fundação Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Universidade Católica do Porto.

A haunting and mysterious ethnographic reality
cut-up, where a continuous flux of miners and peasants
conflict in the darkness, vanishing in the out-of-frame.

Festivals/Screenings (selection)
2016 - Miguel Nabinho Contemporary Art Gallery - Solo Show, Portugal
2015 - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves - Exhibition Salomé Lamas: Parafiction, Portugal

Video Installation Edition
QUARCO – Quartel de Arte Contemporânea de Abrantes – Coleção Figueiredo Ribeiro, Portugal

Mount Ananea (5853) (2015) is an installation
produced from materials collected during the research
in September/October 2014 for the feature film
El Dorado (2015), directed by Salomé Lamas and
produced by O Som e a Fúria (PT) in co-production
with Shellac-Sud (FR).
The film is an existential fable that travels
through 24 hours in the life of an informal miner in La
Rinconada (5500 m), Peru, the highest settlement on
the planet. He works under the lottery system called
the cachorreo (similar to the scheme imposed by the
Spanish Crown) in the hope that one day he can release
his family from their Dantean inferno and return to
their home village.
The fixed silent shot filmed in La Compuerta,
a key access gorge to the mining pits, is a haunting
and mysterious ethnographic reality cut-up, where a
continuous flux of miners and peasants conflict in the
darkness, vanishing in the out-of-frame.
An illusion that leads men to self-destruction,
moved by the same interests, dealt with the same tools
and means in contemporaneity as it has been dealt in
the ancient times.
Side A 20’27’’-track Y arriba quemando el sol
by Bruno Moreira & Salomé Lamas is an eclectic
soundscape collection; a patchwork composition of
ambient sound, interviews, direct sounds, radio news,
folkloric tracks, etc.
Side B 22’47’’-track Untitled by Norberto Lobo &
João Lobo is a carte blanche invitation resulting from
Lobo’s enthusiasm with Andean guitar folk music and
comprises a melodic drone approach to La Rinconada y
Cerro Lunar’s landscape.
Both sides of the record are studies to, variations
for, drafts, dreamed dialogues, free-approaches to La
Rinconada’s reality.

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