YWY, Searching for a Character Between East and West
in collaboration with Hetamoé
9', digital animation video, no sound, 2020-in process
With drawings by artist and illustrator Hetamoé, YWY, Searching for a Character Between East and West is based on an eponymous short story of mine, a piece mixing historical research, science fiction, and autofiction published in Times Museum's South of the South magazine #1. The animation is a visual speculation on the notion of geomimicry between Rio de Janeiro and the Pearl River Delta, with both landscapes mixing up in a science fictional future. It follows the character YWY (meaning "landscape" or "territory" in Tupi-Guarani), an indigenous android first seen in the 2017 films Semente Exterminadora and YWY, A Androide as she escapes with me from a fascist mob throughout Rio de Janeiro/Hong Kong.
YWY, Searching for a Character Between East and West is part of the YWY series of artworks and films, as well as the exhibition YWY, Visions, developed in dialogue with indigenous actress and artist Zahy Guajajara, which includes many artworks by myself and in collaboration with other artists and authors.