Arjuna Neuman & Denise Ferreira

Arjuna Neuman & Denise Ferreira (Germany / Brazil / Canada) will screen with their film 4 Waters: Deep Impliancy. A philosopher and filmmaker, Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman, imagined the possibilities of a world without time, without measure, without accounting or notions of value – a world free from the destructive consequences of the Western mind. 4 Waters: Deep Impliancy is an immersive film installation by Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman that explores compelling global issues, migration, displacement, the legacy of colonialism and ecological ravages, and investigates what is conceivable if thought ethics loses its value. Presenting a reinvented cosmos – an alternative to the violent and discriminatory world we have inherited – the film assumes a moment of primordial entanglement before the separation of matter evolving into the planet we know, a time that Ferreira da Silva describes as “the ‘deep involvement’.

Crossing four expanses of sea: the Mediterranean, the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, we follow the movement of peoples alongside the movement of clouds, ideas, land and the migration of matter, at a level quantum, from one state to another. Seeing the planetary worldview as one mass, the human and the non-human are part of each other, united by water, the source of life, in flow and flow. Water is also the usurper, destroying and dissolving structures. The geological rumblings of the planet still have the power of destruction.

Engaging our entire being and our embodied modes of consciousness, visual and sound are combined to produce a polyrhythmic tangle, revoking colonial hierarchies of conceptual and rational experiences. Associated archives expand the work with resource documents, research and contextualization for the film.