Vazio

This video was made as part of a collaborative piece (between Galeria Experiência, Garapa and Peruvian collective Versus) that was shown at Paraty Em Foco, an international festival of photography held annualy in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

The prompt I was given was the word ‘vazio’ meaning ’empty’ or ‘void’ in Portuguese. I developed a concept from this word by employing the buddhist notion of emptiness as being a state of complete Nirvana. To reach this state of placid spiritual emptiness, the journey is not always smooth. The spirit experiences a flurry of confusing stimulus from the world around before a death of sorts occurs for it to be reborn a blank slate, calm and receptive.