Corpo Fechado is a recently produced 4K Video in São Paulo, Brazil focussing on societal conditions in relation to spiritual and religious practices in the megapolis.
Three episodes are interconnected through three interludes that introduce sites of production of religious objects.
Here chain and hand-produced objects are manufactured and distributed globally for believers of all major religions, on the junction of labour, market and faith.
Corpo Fechado is situated between documentary and fiction, between reality and belief, between social realism and philosophical prediction in the age of media and tradition.
Each Episode was produced in collaboration with the practitioner – both to represent core ideas of the practice and ideology but also as a critical reflection on the societal condition we live in, through the lens of faith.
TITLE: CORPO FECHADO
FORMAT: DOCUMENTARY / 4K VIDEO INSTALLATION . 5.1 SURROUND . COLOR
COUNTRIES OF PRODUCTION: BRASIL, GERMANY, USA
PRODUCER /DIRECTOR: MARIO PFEIFER
MOTION DESIGN: JONAS DAHL
MUSICAL SCORE: KAMRAN SADEGHI
SOUND DESIGN /MASTERING: THOMAS WALLMANN / NEUTON
RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE BY RODRIGO RODRIGUEZ
FUNDER: BERLIN SENATE CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT