Jorge Jácome

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Jorge Jácome, Flores (still), 2017.

e-flux presents Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory Flores
Jorge Jácome

26 Minutes

August 28–September 10, 2020

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Jorge Jácome's Flores (2017), on view from Friday, August 28 through Thursday, September 10, 2020.

In this anthropocenic plot twist merging documentary and science-fiction, the entire population of Azores is forced to evacuate to the mainland when an uncontrollable infestation of hydrangeas—already abundant due to the terrain’s volcanic soil—overruns the islands. Two young soldiers, bound to their homeland by the beauty of the landscape, guide the viewer through the stories and sorrows of those forced to leave, and the soldiers’ own desire to resist by choosing to remain on the islands. The filmic wandering becomes a nostalgic and political reflection on territorial belonging and identity in the wake of ecological disaster.

Flores is presented here as one of four films in Part Two | War Machines and Environmental Memories, the second of six programs in the online film and discussion series Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory programmed by Lukas Brasiskis for e-flux Video & Film.

Ecology After Nature runs from August 14 through November 8, 2020. The films in Part Two will screen for two weeks, and subsequent parts will follow bi-weekly, with new films screened every other Sunday.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Nature & Ecology, Film
Anthropocene, Climate change, Environment, Militarization, Plants & Forests, Video Art
Return to Part Two | War Machines and Environmental Memories

Jorge Jácome (b. Portugal, 1988) studied at the Lisbon Theater and Film School and at Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing, France. In his work he explores the relationships between utopias, melancholy, disappearance, and desire. His films have screened at numerous festivals including in Toronto, San Sebastián, and New York, and in exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. His projects have won several awards, including, for Past Perfect (2019), Best Film Award in Hamburg International Short Film Festival, and Short Film Grand Prize at Indielisboa; and for Flores (2017), Grand Prix at 25 FPS, Best Film Award in Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Punto de Vista, BIEFF, and New Talent at IndieLisboa; among others. Parallel to his work as a filmmaker Jácome works as editor of projects by other filmmakers, and regularly collaborates in performing arts projects.

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