A multi-format (a vinyl record, a publication and an installation) and multidisciplinary project with an approach between science, technology and the arts, in dialogue with contemporary thinkers. The vinyl LP gathers a set of sound pieces made by twelve musicians with whom Lamas collaborated.
We would all like to end up reconciled with the world, to know what world we live in and consequently what life is. Meteors have fascinated the human race since they were first spotted in the night sky. But without science and space exploration to aid understanding of what these amounts of rock and ice are, ancient cultures often turned to myth and legend to explain them. Would a new paradigm enable us to become more resistant to the test that the recent Coronavirus ordeal presents to the global economy and societies? Belonging to a territory is the phenomenon that we are most urgently rethinking and carefully redescribing; learning new ways to inhabit the Earth is our biggest challenge.
Gaia is a multidisciplinary project with an approach between science, technology and the arts, in dialogue with contemporary thinkers and that promotes an ecological production. It comprises two works, a record-cum-publication and an installation. It was developed with the artistic direction of Salomé Lamas under the frame of Scale Travels, a collaborative program between Gnration and INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory.
This record-cum-publication features correspondence with scientists Jérôme Borme, Alex Bondarchuk; images captured with a scanning electron microscope (SEM); sounds by André Gonçalves, Emmett Kelly, Luís Fernandes, Rodolfo Carvalho, Filipe Felizardo, Joana Sá, Gonçalo Almeida, João Lobo, Nuno da Luz, Pedro Sousa, Yu Lin Hum, Tanja Simic.
Excerpts by Carlo Rovelli, Paul Lafolley, E. O. Wilson, John A Rogers, Mark J Plotkin, Shoshana Zuboff, Ray Kurzweil, Byung-Chal Han, Ailton Krenak, David Harvey
, John Gray, Bonaventura de Sousa Santos, Gérard Wajcman, Tania Mouraud
, Peter Sloterdijk, Bruno Latour, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Noam Chomsky, Julie Cruikshank, Donna Haraway, José Gil, Michael James Winkelman, Yuk Hui, Nick Bostrom, Bill Joy, Han Moravec, Elon Musk, Michio Kaku, Viriato Soromenho-Marques, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Bill Gates, James Lovelock, Ruyu Hung, Roberto Esposito, Frédéric Neyrat, Giorgio Agamben, Beatriz Colomina
& Mark Wigley
, Daniel Christian Wahl, Jean-Luc Nancy
, José Tolentino Mendonça, Yuval Noah Harari, Slovoj Žižek
Salomé Lamas (born 1987 in Lisbon, where she lives and works) studied cinema in Lisbon (Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema) and Prague (Filmová a Televizni Fakulta Akademie Múzick'VCHV Praze), visual arts MFA in Amsterdam (Sandberg Instituut, Gerrit Rietveld Academie) and is a Ph.D candidate in Contemporary Art Studies in Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra).
Her work has been screened both in art venues and film festivals such as Berlinale – Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, NIMK – Netherlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Roma, BAFICI, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, FIAC, MNAC – Museu do Chiado, DocLisboa, Cinema du Réel, Visions du Réel, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Pacific Film Archive, Harvard Film Archive, Museum of Moving Images NY, Jewish Museum NY, Fid Marseille, Arsenal Institut fur film und videokunst, Viennale, Hong Kong Film Festival, UCLA Film & Television Archive, Serralves
– Museu de Arte Comtemporânea, Tate Modern, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Genève, Bozar – Palais des Beaux-Arts, Tabakalera, ICA – The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Mostra de São Paulo, CAC – Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Lamas was granted several fellowships such as The Gardner Film Study Center Fellowship—Harvard University, The Rockefeller Foundation – Bellagio Center, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundação Oriente, Bogliasco Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD.