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A piece of speculative cinema

Petroterapia is a speculative film commissioned by our studio to artists Vicky González and David Ortiz Juan to explore a scenario in 2145: What if the caring economy had extended from humans to earth?  

Vicky’s speculation was that rocks had become the most important being we cared for, “as they still remembered the damage done to nature by humans, and needed healing.“

Petroterapia (2145)

It is the future of the future, what they call now.
After the recovery of the years of unconsciousness.

When there were still lags of ignorance,
they were determined to imitate the most developed countries.
Where the care economy was already fundamental.
Then the urge of being seen stopped
And instead they start looking at others,
To take care of them.

And they earned more money
But instead they bought less.
Because they were able to see the dementia in seeking happiness through objects.
And they realized that the love that emanated from caring and being cared for
was stronger
more valuable.
Then a bigger house was no longer necessary
Not a faster car.

But there was still cold and darkness.
Or so they described.
There was no point in having harmony among humans
if the rest was suffering.

So it was then when they learned the language of earth.
And through listening closely they understood that rocks couldn’t let go.
That they were still keeping all the evil from the humans of the past.
The evil that’s transferred to the most noble and innocent creatures.
And without knowing it, they vibrate infecting everything that approaches

That’s why we created the Petroterapia


Directed by: Vicky González
Cinematography: David Ortiz Juan
Score & Sound Design: Daniel Chew Rodríguez
Commissioned by PERSONA/The Time Travel Agency
for Reshaping Work Barcelona 2019