Director: Bego M Santiago
Bio:A Galician visual artist based in Berlin. Bego’s interdisciplinary production specializes in the use of light as a pictorial and sculptural tool. Her work explores the feedback between the real and the represented, through playing with binomials such as: real/false, presence/absence and original/copy.
Light is for her a tool of simulation and optical illusion capable of giving life to inanimate objects, blurring the boundaries between reality and representation, presence and absence.
Film: Awarded best documentary short film at the 48th edition of the Alcances Documentary Film Festival (Cádiz) Zeitübergreifend (Beyond Time and Place), based on a photograph showing a reunion of five women generations of the same family. The oldest is 101 years old and the youngest is 5 months old. With fast editing, this short film covers more than a hundred years of family history in 8 minutes. At the same time as it partially reconstructs the lives of the protagonists, it creates a parallel story about the expansion of the inhabited space, emigration as well as the loss of connection “co a terra nai” (mother earth) of the last generation of the family.