Raquel Felgueiras is a Portuguese visual artist and animator, with a degree in fine arts – painting from FBAUP, a Post-graduation in drawing from FBAUL and a Master’s in animation from UWE. Her short films have been selected for several international animation festivals and awarded with the Young Portuguese Director prize at CINANIMA 2012 and Best Short Film – Avanca Competition at the Avanca Film Festival 2016. Her artistic work, which includes drawing and animation, was selected for exhibitions in London and throughout Portugal. She is currently based in Porto as a PhD fellow student at FBAUP with a scholarship from FCT.
Report during the symposium:
2O21: FORWARD CAN NOT BE BACKWARD
Two moons circle the earth. Their presence is noticed by some, but for most people they were not there… Intercepting Orwell’s 1984 and Murakami’s 1Q84, we arrive at 2 o 21. This is the starting point to think the possibilities of deviation in a post-pandemic and over-surveyed world. After glitches of utopia, when pollution faded thanks to human inactivity, do we feel welcome here? Taking the railway as a symbolic element for the construction of a human path and the moons as natural linking elements, we set the frame to question our role in possible futures. How is our perception affected by our non-stopping movement? Can we build new tracks while inside a moving train? And what surprises have the two moons set for us?
International Committee to Save the Earth Through Speculative Fabulation
Dovilė Aleksaitė, Fee Altmann, Sanja Anđelković, Elisabeth Brun, Belén Cerezo, Suvam Das, Damian Domes, Raquel Felgueiras, Kausik Ghosh, Florian Goeschke, Vanessa Graf, Anouk Hoogendoorn, Kristin Johnsen, Paul R Jones, Dani Landau, Stacy Lo, Madhuja Mukherjee, Roksana Niewadzisz, Christine Reeh-Peters, Marie-André Robitaille, Gonzalo H. Rodriguez, Szilvia Ruszev, Sanja Särman, Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, Alisi Telengut, Bela Usabaev, Joshua Wagner, Lisa Walder, Dörte Weig