Filipa César

Portugal, 1975
Filipa César is an artist and filmmaker interested in the fictional aspects of documentary, in the porous borders between cinema and its reception, and in the politics and poetics inherent to the moving image and image technologies. Since 2011, she has been investigating the origins of the African Liberation Movement cinema in Guinea-Bissau as a laboratory of resistance to dominant epistemologies. The resulting body of work comprises 16mm films, digital archives, videos, seminars, exhibitions, publications, ongoing collaborations with artists, theorists and activists, and is the basis of her PhD thesis at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University Nova of Lisbon. Filipa César’s work bridges the gap between contemporary and historical discourses in her film and video work, as well as in her publications.