Irineu Destourelles

Where I Come From (Beginning and End of a Community Party Running in Simultaneous)
2011, two synchronised videos: digital files from MiniDV, 35 minutes 50 seconds, colour, silent
First exhibited at Mindelo Cultural Center, Sao Vicente Island, 2011
Slow motion footage of the celebration of the first anniversary of the set up of a cooperative of small farmers from a remote community in the island of Santo Antao in Cape Verde. The members of the community, similar to the community where I was born also in Santo Antao, move their their bodies to the sound of music in ways that are characteristic creole of that island whilst things listen too, drank and eaten, and dressed are, either by choice or necessity, typically Portuguese and Western.