Saravá

  • Pedro Rodolpho Ramos
  • Germany, Brazil
  • 2021
  • 16 min
  • Immersive
  • Dutch Premiere
  • DocLab: Liminal Reality, IDFA Doclab Spotlight

Voices, spoken word, and field recordings are the building blocks for an electro-acoustic soundtrack that generates imagery—or visual music—with the help of algorithms. The visualizations themselves, which include starry skies and a sunrise, reference the original function of the planetarium.

Dome projection and immersive aural environment coalesce in this audiovisual composition. Words and sentences in several languages emerge and submerge in a soundscape of the noises of nature, musical tones, and vocal sounds. A Babylonian harmony of the spheres.

Inspired by the changes that languages undergo due to migration and cultural exchange, Saravá is an artistic exploration of language and comprehension. With a minimalist and meditative aesthetic, it celebrates the fusion of cultures encapsulated by the Brazilian greeting saravá.

Credits

  • 16 min
  • Spoken languages: Portuguese, Swedish, French, English, German
  • Subtitles in: No dialogue
Director
Pedro Rodolpho Ramos
Production
Pedro Rodolpho Ramos
Animation
Pedro Rodolpho Ramos
Editing
Pedro Rodolpho Ramos
Sound
Pedro Rodolpho Ramos

IDFA history

2021
Dutch Premiere
DocLab: Liminal Reality
IDFA Doclab Spotlight

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