DAS F WORT
(The F Word) - on-going
The F Word is an on-going research project about women*'s unique perspective on documentary storytelling.
In 2018, it won the Austrian Student’s Union Fem-Queer Research Fund and it was selected for the CPH:DOX Academy 2018.
SOBRE MARIAS E TEREZAS
(About Marias and Terezas) - 2018
"About Marias and Terezas" is a docufiction short film from Das Flor Collective that frames a poetic interpretation of the lives of women that are an integral part of the Lomba do Pinheiro slum in Porto Alegre (Brazil).
"laços" is a photography exhibition that was shown at the gallery Schüssel, Die in Vienna from the end of October through November 2017.
"laços" is about farewells and new beginnings and everything in between: both experiences and the bonds that are not present all the time, but remain part of our identity.
"Goliath" is a video-performance based on the painting series “Vendeta/Intifada” by Fábio Baroli and part of the exhibition shown at frei_raum Q21 in MuseumsQuartier in Vienna throughout February 2017.
"Goliath" uses the themes of "Vendeta/Intifada" to strike a balance between harsh reality and the innocence of childish games and connects it to today's violent realities around the world.
(Cycling Permitted) - 2016
"Cycling Permitted" is a multi-platform project about cyclists in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and was created by Gabriel Motta and Vitória Monteiro. It started with a series of photo-stories shared on Facebook and Instagram in 2016. A fictional four-episode television series is currently in production.
“In the chaotic city of Porto Alegre, individuals from all walks of life ride their bikes for pleasure, leisure or out of necessity. Despite living through distinctly different dramas, they share the contrasting sensations of freedom and insecurity that only Brazilian cyclists know. The streets should be for everyone. But life isn't always easy and it's up us to keep the wheels spinning.”
(Antropofagic Dialogs) - 2014
The word "Antropofagic Dialogs" comes from the custom of certain indigenous tribes in Brazil of eating the bravest warrior of a clan they defeated in order to absorb their strength. The concept was also used by the Brazilian Modernist movement, to describe the idea of incorporating European art, instead of copying it, thereby forging a more authentic national identity. The project from Das Flor Collective is a call to incorporate cultures into a country where the slums and inner city are severely segregated.
Once a week, the collective offered a free workshop for the community, with whom the developed the script for a three-hour-performance consisting of improvisations involving theater, dance, circus, music, film, photography and visual arts. With a fragmented narrative, mixing a religious procession and a carnival parade, the story about the community was presented to the community, with the community after four months of work.
I’m always looking forward to collaborate with other people and teams. Sounds good? Say hi!
Vitória Monteiro is a Vienna-based visual artist who works primarily as a filmmaker and acting coach. After her first contact with theater and film she became more involved in directing, producing and using digital media, initially through her studies in theater direction and subsequent work on film projects in Brazil.
She decided to deepen her studies on an intermedial level and began an Art and Digital Media Diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna. She is currently researching the uses of acting coaching techniques on documentary filmmaking.