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Mónica martins nunes
Na cinza fica calor (The Ashes Remain Warm)
Experimental doc. | mov | color | 20'52'' | Portugal / Cape Verde | 2016
“Every morning when I go out of the door, he is the first one I see. He is the first to tell me good morning.” “He is a father. Although he is destroying us, he does not kill us.” The villages of ‘Chã das Caldeiras’ lie inside the caldera of the ‘Pico do Fogo’ volcano in Cabo Verde. After losing everything they own on the last eruption, its inhabitants are forced to reconstruct their lives. A subjective visual tale on real loss, a symbiotic relationship and the possibility of the eternal return.
Mónica Martins Nunes (1990, Lisbon) is a portuguese visual artist living and working in Berlin. After studying Sculpture in Faculdade de Belas-Artes - Lisbon University, she graduated in Fine Arts from the Universität der Künste Berlin. In 2016 she became a Meisterschüler in the same institution and was subsequently awarded the Elsa-Neumann-Stipendium (NaFöG) from the city of Berlin. "The Ashes Remain Warm" is her first moving image work and won the Golden Dove - International Competition Short Documentary at DOK Leipzig 2017.