Cao Guimaraes (Eye Amsterdam)
Cao Guimarães navigates between feature film production and the assembly of spatial film installations in museums. He makes films that are specifically about his native soil Brazil and that actually take place there. In his films Guimaraes creates his own universe filled with stories, people, folklore, views, and landscapes from his own surroundings. The themes he address are nevertheless global and link subjects such as trust, religion, connection to the landscape, magic, friendship, poverty, and beauty with existential questions about, for example, reality or death. This publication shows works that sing the praises of the individuality and specificity of particular places.