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Show RCA 2019

Joao Villas

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  • still from the film: Nao e Normal (it Ain't Normal)

    still from the film: Nao e Normal (it Ain't Normal), Joao Villas (in collaboration with Mark Hodgkin, Vinicius Maffei, Daniel Giffoni, Felipe Neves and Lucas Neves) 2018
    Film

  • still from the film: Nao e Normal (it Ain't Normal)

    still from the film: Nao e Normal (it Ain't Normal), Joao Villas (in collaboration with Mark Hodgkin, Vinicius Maffei and Felipe Neves) 2019
    Film
    Photographer: Vinicius Maffei

  • still from animation of the film: Nao e Normal (it Ain't Normal)

    still from animation of the film: Nao e Normal (it Ain't Normal), Joao Villas 2019
    Animation

  • photography from production of the film: Nao e Normal (it Ain't Normal)

    photography from production of the film: Nao e Normal (it Ain't Normal), Joao Villas 2019
    Photography
    Photographer: Vinicius Maffei

Major project:

Nao e Normal (It Ain't Normal)

Desova, the loss of what has been earned while gambling

Desova is a Portuguese word that has multiple meanings and lends its vigour to this film. It is the process of displacement – of being forced to move; it is the salmon finding its way back to the rivers where it was born, to lay its eggs. Against all odds, it is Dona Alice at the age of 93, returning to Portugal for the first time after 87 years in Brazil – to perform her own choreography of Ravel’s Bolero.

Info

  • School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Print

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  • Collaborators

  • Mark Hodgkin, Vinicius Maffei, Daniel Giffoni, Felipe Neves and Lucas Neves
Royal College of Art