EASA2020 logo16th EASA Biennial Conference
New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe
21-24 July 2020 in Lisbon
ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon and ICS-Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

EASA2020 Lisboa - Film programme

22 accepted films as list 4 days 12 sessions

Chains of Labour

Friday 24 July
Film Screening + Q/A: 11:00-13:00
LIVE Q/A: 12:40

Transmutação - O Bater dos Últimos Teares

(Transmutation - The Beat of the Last Looms)

2018 | 22’ | Portugal
João Meirinhos

"Transmutation - The beating of the last looms" is a social appeal about the disappearance of manual weaving, and the last women who keep up with this tradition. It is a multimedia piece in which sound and image converge on an artistic narrative that crosses with an anthropological view. During the musical composition, created by the experimental musician Mestre André, we were able to identify the key moments of the creative process and the different "cadences" of each instrument of textile production, as well as the interaction/look of the director João Meirinhos with the last weavers and only spinner.