Farewell Recording for an observer of an unknown time and place

Farewell Recording for an observer of an unknown time and place

Rita Macedo

desired! – film lust & queer

A voice-over accompanies us on a cinematic journey through landscapes. It determines whether the film pauses or continues. The voice tells us about the ›Invasive Landscape Phenomenon‹, a disease which is spreading rapidly. Landscapes appear and reality becomes indistinguishable from imagination. In the cinema, references to ecological disasters, technological progress, experiences of loss, and memories all unfold within a science fiction-type narrative which blurs the boundaries between times, making them impossible to separate from each other

Awards for ›Farewell recording for an observer of an unknown time and place‹
Jurypreis – Deutscher Wettbewerb Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg

Director / Script / Editing / Production

Rita Macedo


Rita Macedo, Hannah Jung, Vika Kirchenbauer


Anis Anaïs Looalian

Sound Design

Azadeh Zandieh, Manuela Schininá


Yair Elazar Glotman


Rita Macedo

Portrait of Rita Macedo

Rita Macedo

Rita Macedo is a film-maker and video artist based in Berlin. Fascinated by the poetic affinity between moving images and fluxes of thought, Rita’s works often operate along the borders of documentary and speculative fiction, with a focus on meaning, memory and history. Her work has been shown at numerous festivals. Since 2018 she has been working as an artistic collaborator at the Braunschweig University of Art.

Films by Rita Macedo
Weeks of sand, months of ash, years of dust 2020 | Scars – Like Chandeliers 2020 | This Particular Nowhere 2015 | Implausible Things 2014 | Implausible Things #1 2012 | Non Film in Three Acts and a Prelude 2010