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Emily Wardill

Doctoral student


Night for Day


  • Emily Wardill

Summary, in English

Night for Day uses the fake relationship between a mother and a son to think about what would happen if a communist revolutionary gave birth to a techno utopian, if gender as performitivity was thought through the lens of women making the political decision to live clandestinely in Portugal for a larger part of the 20th century and if the “Last Woman” were the fem bot from The Tales of Hoffman.

Comprised of interviews conducted with Isabel do Carmo, who co-ran the Revolutionary Brigades in Portugal that helped to overthrow the longest fascist dictatorship in Europe and two young men Alexander Bridi and Djelal Osman – astrophysicists running a startup in Lisbon that attempts to programme computers to recognise moving images- the film collages a subjectivity from fragments of camera's struggling to see at night, out in the cold presences watching families inside their homes and images that attempt to describe a loved one in frequencies of three.

Their imaginary house is the real family home of the late architect António Teixeira Guerra, finished just before 1974, designed in the shape of a triangle and shot at the time he always chose to invite guests - the magic hour – when day either becomes night or night becomes day.

Night 4 Day premiered at Secession, Vienna and was a co production with Kohta in Helsinki and Stenar Projects, Lisbon.


  • Malmö Art Academy

Publishing year




Document type

Artistic work


  • Visual Arts