Morel’s Yellow Pages

Filipa César
GERMANY, 16MM>DIGITAL, 2012, 11 MIN
SPANISH (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

 

Morel's Yellow Pages focuses on secretive and destructive actions and image making. The title references The Invention of Morel (1940), Adolfo Bioy Casares’s science fiction novel, which informs the work. The artist brings together her research into the use of Baltra Island as an air base for the US Army during World War II, and aerial surveillance photographs of the islands, using film footage, documents, and factual information collected during her trip to the Galápagos.

 

The extract from The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares (PDF here) accompanies the film and is meant to act as a takeway at each screening.

  • Filipa César is an artist and filmmaker interested in the fictional aspects of the documentary, the porous borders between cinema and its reception, and the politics and poetics inherent to the moving image and imaging technologies. Since 2011, she has been researching the origins of the cinema of the African Liberation Movement in Guinea Bissau as a laboratory of resistance to ruling epistemologies.