Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is one of the most prestigious art centers in Portugal. The Foundation has a museum, which houses Calouste Gulbenkian’s private collection, and a Modern Art Center (CAM) which holds the most important collection of modern and contemporary Portuguese art.
In 2019, they set up a new art exhibition entitled Women Artists, which highlighted the artworks of some of the most talented Portuguese women in the art scene: Paula Rego, Helena Almeida, Ana Hatherly, Ana Vieira, Lourdes Castro, and many more.
For this exhibition, they wanted to create short films talking about some of these artists in a documentary style, where the life and work of these women were carefully showcased and honored.
A directors duo from Porto, Brighter Films, was working with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and was responsible to produce three pieces for the exhibition each one presenting one artist: Helena Almeida, Lourdes Castro and Ana Hatherly.
They contacted me to help them with the design and animation of these pieces. I was thrilled with the whole project, especially about the documentary style I would explore, design and animate.
We started by creating the video of the world-renowned Portuguese artist, Helena Almeida. Since I started studying art history, Helena Almeida works always got my attention so this project was also a good way to remind that. The second video was dedicated to Ana Hatherly, artist and writer, and the third one portrayed the life and works of Lourdes Castro.
Year ➝ 2019-2020
Client ➝ Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Script & Sound Design ➝ Brighter Films
Design & Animation ➝ Nuno Leites
Voice Over ➝ Joana Carvalho
Production Company ➝ Brighter Films