Ao mesmo tempo

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Ao mesmo tempo

2008
Documentary, Mini-DV, colour, sound, 19’ 09’’

Ao mesmo tempo (At the same time) depicts two different times in the same space, through a documentary record of a nursing home that was once a family home.

Different times and different spaces, try to coexist in the same place, but what’s left are just memories or ghosts of childhoods that grew along with the house.

Outside, the past is presented through photographic records, which show the house under construction. In the garden, two olive trees no longer serve to support a hammock where children used to swing. The unfinished brick and cement stairs are now concluded.

The locations that were lived, where the children played, where something used to happen, are now abandoned. Much like the old ones.

Inside there is no photographic records unless one family album of one of the old ladies. There is only the moment, the tired present, the waiting, and the aging.

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