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EXTRACTION: THE RAFT OF THE MEDUSA, PROJECT (2019/20)

Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa is a project comprehended between 2019 and 2020. The project contemplates 4 homonymous works: 2 films, an instalation and a publication.

Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa is a meditation on humanity’s massive redesign of the planet and a dystopic pamphlet on the anthropocene.
It portrays a brief moment of euphoria as the drifting occupants on the raft, hoping and praying to be rescued, appear to glimpse a possibility of salvation. We can almost hear the hoarse cries through which they attempt to draw attention to their desperate plight, mustering a final ounce of strength before the void. This is their last chance of survival.
Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa refers to the colonial paradigm, worldview, and technologies that mark out regions of high biodiversity in order to reduce life to its conversion into a resource through capitalism, with an enormous environmental and social impact.
It is an allegory for states of emergency in environmental policy, climate and migration, with an ethical-political purpose.
Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa is a multidisciplinary project in which sequential satellite products are layered around the exploration of a composed allegoric image.

2019 – Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa (for Interdependence – Cinema and Art joining forces to raise awareness on the Environment and the Climate Change)
4KHD vídeo, 2:39, color, dolby 5.1 sound, 6 min, Portugal – Switzerland –Italy
Production: ART for The World, ONG associated with the UNDPI
Patronage: United Nations, World Meteorological Organization
Financial support: SDC – Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Partnership: Gail (India) Limited, ITIC – Ethical Fashion Initiative
Contribution: République et canton de Genève, Fondazione CARIPLO, Sesc, EBU – Operating Eurovision and Euroradio.
Press Office: Studio Lucherini & Pignatelli, Rome
Media partner: Eurovision/EBU (European Broadcasting Union)
Distribution: Art for The World, TAL (Television America Latina), Cinexport, EBU – European Broadcasting Union

Lamaland additional credits to the commission:
Development support: Yaddo, Atelier – Museu Julio Pomar, Fundação Oriente
Support: ICA – Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Grupo Nova Imagem, Bikini
Additional support: Fundacíon Botín, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa – Lisbon Film Commission, Screen Miguel Nabinho, Forum Dança, Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, cE3c – Center for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Alexandra Moura, CCB – Centro Cultural de Belém, Silva Dias – Socieda de de Comércio de Lenhas e Carvão, EDM – Empresa de Desenvolvimento Mineiro, RNTRANS – Grupo Urbanos, António e Luciano Neto Décor – Artes Décor e Cenografia

Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa (2019-2020) is a project with the artistic direction of Salomé Lamas produced by ART for The World in coproduction with Lamaland.

The project was produced with materials collected during the production of Interdependence (2019) an omnibus composed by eleven short films to raise awareness on Environment and Climate Change, conceived, developed and produced by Adelina von Fürstenberg with ART for The World, under the auspice of United Nations, World Meteorological Organization and the City of Milan, funded by SDC – Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, with the main partnership of Gail (India) Limited, ITC – Ethical Fashion Initiative.

The project was produced with the support of ICA – Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, Fundacíon Botín, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, the development support of Yaddo, Atelier – Museu Júlio Pomar, Fundação Oriente, Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House, the additional support of Grupo Nova Imagem, Bikini, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa – Lisbon Film Commission, Screen Miguel Nabinho, Forum Dança, Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, cE3c – Center for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Alexandra Moura, CCB – Centro Cultural de Belém, Silva Dias – Sociedade de Comércio de Lenhas e Carvão, EDM – Empresa de Desenvolvimento Mineiro, RNTRANS – Grupo Urbanos, António e Luciano Neto Décor – Artes Décor e Cenografia, INTERSECCIÓN – Contemporary Audiovisual Art Festival, Estraperlo Editora, Fundación Luís Seoane and Deputación da Coruña

2019/20 – Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa
4KHD video, 2:39, color, dolby 5.1 sound, 10 min, Portugal – Switzerland –Italy
Distribution: Portuguese Short Film Agency

2019/20 – Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa
Installation, Four-channels 4KHD video, 2:39, color, dolby 5.1 sound, 15 min in a loop, Scenographic sculpture 400 X 238 cm, Portugal – Switzerland –Italy

2019 – Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa
Publication, offset printing, format 14 X 26 cm, 128pp., Portugal – Spain
Production and distibution: Estraperlo
Printing: Gráfica Maiadouro
Support: INTERSECCIÓN – Contemporary Audiovisual Art Festival, Fundación Luís Seoane and Deputación da Coruña

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