VISIONS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Could the world end, or has it already? Some places seem to survive in a state of suspended animation, as far-flung regions that develop in parallel harmony with the cognitive conscience of the world. The first evening curated by Discrepant for maat Mode 2020 explores the possibilities contained in hermetic communities at the ends of the world, suggesting that such places, whether real or not, will prevail after the rest of us are long gone.
Carlos Casas with Filipe Felizardo
Spanish director Carlos Casas is known for bringing an experimental approach to making documentaries, developing ever-different forms of work for every project: short and feature films, installations or live performances. His latest film trilogy — END — is dedicated to some of the most extreme environments on the planet: Patagonia, the Aral Sea and Siberia.
Avalanche is a lifelong project based on Hichigh, one of the highest inhabited villages in the world, located in the Pamir mountain range in Tajikistan, also known as the roof of the world. One of the most unknown and unexplored regions on the planet, the Pamirs are as mysterious as they are fascinating, guardians of some of the most ancient and well-kept millenary traditions. A site-specific work in progress, the film is adapted to suit each occasion and presentation space. For maat Mode, it will be presented as a multi-screen live installation with live music by Portuguese guitarist Filipe Felizardo.
Live installation by Carlos Casas
08/07 → 10/07/2020, 11.00 → 19.00
Concert by Carlos Casas and Filipe Felizardo
10/07/2020, 18.00 → 19.00
The unpredictable Portuguese trio Niagara present their latest reimagined version of a world (not) so far away. Since their debut album released in 2013, Niagara have developed their very own personalised vision for a biotic electronic dance music whose luminous emotional fabric is even more evident in their live performances, where the trio’s qualities as a fine-tuned machine of rhythm, groove and melody are unmistakable.
Throughout their career, they have alternated between producing dance bangers and fine-tuning atmospheric themes and idiosyncratic funk explorations that are instantly identifiable with the group. From sonic translations of lethargy and non-places to psycho-dynamic incursions into nocturnal and ambiguous fictions, this is an entirely different proposal from the other side of the mirror by a project that has been nurturing an ever-growing audience of listeners.
Concert by Niagara
04/09/2020, 18.00 → 19.00