Posso Entrar [brpt] (May I Enter), 2009
|May I Enter is an art documentary in which the Brazilian belief C a n d o m b l e is investigated and in fact experienced. This originally West-African belief reveals a different attitude towards reality and other borders of acceptance and communication than those current in the Western society. The main characteristics are the belief in another, parallel world of spirits and an established contact with spirits through singing, dance, music and oblation. This contact takes shape in a possession of one of the attendants by a spirit during a C a n d o m b l e ceremony. Filmmaker and visual artist Kostana Banovic interviews persons involved in C a n d o m b l e, films rituals, undergoes ceremonies in which she assumed the identity of her gods, and joins it to an inciting documentary. Banovic is herself visible in the film as me-artist-researcher, who from a position of outsider-insider and by comment in voice-overs, investigates and visualizes the relation between belief, reality and perception.