AFIELD Events are in-person gatherings organized in collaboration with members of the network in different parts of the world. They are aimed at realizing making new connections and facilitating mutual support across the globe.
Dedicated to questioning the mutations of our contemporary planetary space, the Planetarium cycle welcomes artist Filipa César and architect Marinho de Pina for this unique session. On this occasion, in the form of a performance entitled Fishing a Sky Serpent, the two guests question the future of the project on which they have been collaborating for several years: the Mediateca Onshore.
Co-founded with filmmaker Sana na N’Hada in the village of Malafo, Guinea-Bissau, and just inaugurated (September 2022), this arts and culture center offers a media library for audiovisual, film and digital production, web publishing and residency, and highlights the relationship between humans and their environment.
With Fishing a Sky Serpent, Filipa César and Marinho de Pina imagine the cartography of their collaboration and script the future wishes, conflicts, threats and expectations of the Mediateca Onshore. “After many adventures, experiences, tears, failures, sun, laughter, rain, mangroves, dust, bolanhas (rice fields), and tons and tons of dreams and blessings, last September we inaugurated the Mediateca Onshore (Abotcha en balanta), a space for art and nature in the community of Sana na N’Hada. It’s a story of sun and rain fishing for a sindi-n’ala (sky snake, in Balanta, meaning rainbow).”
The recording of the event is here.