Ana Vaz is a Brazilian artist and filmmaker living in Paris. Her films, writing and performances concern the relationships between history and representation. Through a cosmology of signs, references and perspectives she reflects on issues such as the ecological crisis and the legacy of colonial rule. Ana graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, and was a member of SPEAP (SciencesPo School of Political Arts), a project conceived and directed by Bruno Latour. She is a founding member of the collective Coyote along with Tristan Bera, Nuno da Luz, Elida Høeg and Clémence Seurat, a cross-disciplinary group working in the fields of ecology, anthropology, ethnology and political science. vimeo.com/anavaz
Ana Vaz: i prefer not to be but to Tupi: the age of the earth
The Work in itself does not exist, there is no whole or wholesomeness, what exists is a series of gestures, a multiplicity of perspectives, an anthropophagic hunger, a savage mode of thinking, a history that is not his and which incarnates itself into a patchwork of materials and re-sources – moving or still, phrased or shot, imprinted or travelling.