Currents 03/10 Cinema Trindade 18:15
Katerina Duda, Croatia, 2019, Documentary, 16’

The plants are the only ones remaining in the vacant business building. In this large and once lavish space, the gardener still maintains the plants, which have become part of its architecture. She sifts through the ones in pots and prepares them for their relocation. The plants which used to reign over this imposing interior in the eighties now construct a new temporality in this building void of people. Apart from the gardener, a single fireman watches over the empty building, doing absurd rounds, and maintaining for no one.

 

 

 

About the director

Katerina Duda (1989) is a multimedia artist based in Zagreb/Croatia. She graduated in Animation and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts, and in Sociology at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. In her work she combines social practice art, actions and interventions in the public space, as well as documentary film and video. In 2015, she attended Restart’s School of Documentary Film and made a short film The Cutting. Currents is her second documentary film.

 

Subtitles: EN/PT

 

Producer: Tibor Keser, Vanja Jambrovic