koštana banović

Containing the sacred
(2-channel projection, 14:51min, loop, 2018)

In Containing the Sacred images of burning mountains and damaged landscapes in former Yugoslavia juxtapose the images of a ritual in the forest in Brazil. Unraveling a human attitude towards the 'expressive earth', the work is also a meditation on the necessity of protecting nature, and understanding the role of indigenous or local peoples in maintaining a landscape. Through local ecologies, cultures and customs. Banović filmed this footage during her stay with a Candomblé community and her long lasting research within this Afro-Brazilian religion.