Filipa César is an artist and filmmaker, living in Berlin. She is interested in the porous boundaries between the moving image and its reception, the fictional dimensions of the documentary and the economies, politics and poetics inherent to cinema praxis. Her work also uses media as means to expose counter narratives of resistance to historicism. Since 2011, César has been looking into the origins of cinema in Guinea-Bissau, its imaginaries and potencies, developing that research into the collective project Luta ca caba inda. She was a participant of the research projects Living Archive (2011-13) and Visionary Archive (2013-15) both organised by the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin. Most recent selected Film Festivals include Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 2013-16; Curtas Vila do Conde, 2012-2015; Forum Expanded – Berlinale, 2013-2016; IFFR, Rotterdam, 2010, 2013 and 2015, as well as selected exhibitions and screenings: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2011-2015; Kunstwerke, Berlin, 2013; Futura, Prague 2015;Tensta konsthall, 2015.
March 12th, 2016