OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAS
Portugal, 2017, 30′
THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS
A film about humor, anthropology and artificial intelligence. It focuses on how humor is central to human relationships across, used as a form of social control, and one of the most complex forms of communication. The film was shot in Mato Grosso (Canarana and the Yawalapiti and Kamayura villages inside the Xingu Indigenous Park) and São Paulo. Blending a certain Hollywood aesthetic with documentary approaches, the film tells the story of an indigenous girl who falls in love with a robot that is a rising stand up comedian in Brazil.
Born in 1984 in USA, studied at The Cooper Union in New York, ENSBA in Paris and at Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing. His films confront historical, social and political themes through an investigation of post-colonial, gender and identity questions. They layer improbable readings, twisting traditional narratives that flirt with absurdity, folklore, humor, and politics. He lives and works in Lisbon.