Atomic Garden by Ana Vaz (Screening)
Atomic Garden is a stroboscopic reflection on transmutation, survival and the resilience of myriad life forms in the face of toxicity. Exploding and expanding past, future and present, the film trusts the anarchy of explosion as a movement of protest and renewal of life in its multiple forms—a stroboscopic tale of survival and transmutation.
Ana Vaz is an artist and filmmaker born in the Brazilian Midwest inhabited by the ghosts buried by its modernist capital: Brasília. Her filmography activates and questions cinema as an art of the (in)visible and an instrument capable of dehumanizing the human, expanding its connections with forms of life—other than human or spectral. Consequences or expansion of her cinematography, her activities are also embodied in writing, critical pedagogy, installations or collective walks. Ana Vaz is also a founding member of the COYOTE collective, an interdisciplinary group working between ecology and political science through conceptual and experimental formats.