O caminho ao até

Sally Santiago
August 25th – 10 pm

Curator: Jean-François Chougnet | Session: Open Call – Selected Videos

The video ‘O caminho ao até’ was made at the end of 2020 by the partnership and proposal of creation from an archive, with the cultural project Binaural Nodar.

The files that make up the project act in an illustrative way to the narrative presented through a voice that accompanies the video, while somehow challenging contemporary human frontiers in addressing the valuation of processes experienced throughout life—processes that generate learning—in contrast to the unique appreciation of the results achieved, the learning already “digested”. Establishing a subconscious passage between an automatic and anxious living to a living of slowness and appreciation in the present.

The files used in this project portray the step-by-step process of making linen in the region of Viseu, from its cultivation to weaving, crossing material frontiers that contribute in a contextual way to the frontiers of human evolution. Where one can then simultaneously observe the performance of a manual process and thus also hear/reflect on a —often subjective— process of revaluation.

The text that audibly accompanies the course of the reflection yearns to encourage and question the journey and learning —together—, and exalts the path to the conclusion of something in our lives, which can be seen as the appreciation of the present and the now, as well as the future and reach is valued.


Directing, text, voiceover and editing – Sally Santiago
Recording – Arquivo Binaural Nodar em Parceria com MCAC/UA/Sally Santiago


Date:August 25th
Author:Sally Santiago
Curator: Jean-François Chougnet

Works selected by the curator:


Sofia Arriscado & Costanza Givone


Helena Inverno, Verónica Castro & Bouchra Ouizguen