maranhão                              religion                                        documentary                                                                       37'

 

                               book

                        500 copies

2015

sebastianism

 

                                                         analogue-photography

                                                           (workshop island's kids)

           popular knowledge

lençóis island                                      

encantaria maranhense brazilian    

   

magical rituals                                         

 

literature

history                                                               adventure partner and documentary direction: Gabriel Simi

Lived the explorer dreams.  Fought the

blood and sand battle. 

Now he can rest

(in Maranhão's deep sea).

watching his kingdom,

blessing his children,

counting his gold.

He is the moonlight bull.

He is Sebastian of Portugal.

He is the enchanted.

In Disenchantment, reflections on memory , narrative flow , historiography and oral history were drawn from the contact with the Sebastianist mythology present in Lençóis’ Island (Maranhão-Brazil). The project's heart is the construction of the text as a work of art by aligning the magical and historical insights into one narrative.

 

From a series of gestures that claim as an affective fulfillment of sacred ordinances of Maranhão’s people, Disenchantment proposes an apprehension of sublime aura of the myth, to bring it to the level of experience .

 

 

AWARDED BY FUNARTE's EDITAL REDE NACIONAL ARTES VISUAIS 11th EDITION