Filipa César is an artist and filmmaker interested in the fictional aspects of the documentary genre, the porous borders between cinema and its reception, and the politics and poetics inherent to the moving image. Her practice takes media as a means to expand or expose counter-narratives of resistance to historicism. Since 2011, César ’has been researching the militant cinema practice of the African Liberation Movement in Guinea Bissau as a laboratory of resistance to decolonizing epistemologies. Her genre bending work bridges contemporary and historical discourses in her film and video work, as well as in her writing and publications.
César premiered her first feature-length essay film Spell Reel at the Forum section of the 67th Berlinale, 2017 and her new film Quantum Creole was exhibited at the Forum Expanded section of the Berlinale 2020. Exhibitions and screenings include those at Gasworks, London; Flaherty Seminar and MoMA, New York; Harvard Art Museum, Boston and; Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
As of March 2020
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