As Heavy as Gold

HD video, colour, 15’min. (Portugal/The Netherlands)

As Heavy as Gold’ brings together fictional elements regarding the extraction of tungsten in Portugal during the 40’s and its current status within Europe as a critical metal. The project departs from a single stone of wolframite touching upon aspects of economic value in relation to the environmental impact of physical and virtual mining.

Supported by CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam)

Supported by Stichting Bekker-la Bastide Fond