Brazil. Extractivism

A map from a school atlas is erased until its colors, and depicted regions begin to fade. The action is recorded in the video, showing its fading process. The title of the map itself gives the video its name.

Brazil: Extrativismo (2017) was filmed as a continuous record of the action that lasted 10 minutes. The streets’ sounds and the panting breath captured in the video blend into the image of the map being erased. The slow disappearance of the map refers to other erasures as a kind of simulation of the continued extractive activity.


10:14 minutes