Q. : In your short film Silêncio, the title seems like a misnomer, since the music by Throbbing Gristle is extremely important. How did this choice come about?
A. : Actually, I had the opportunity to go back to Portugal with a 16mm camera nearly 10 years after my previous movie.
I don’t like to work with video. And I filmed a little at random, with a particular interest in windmills. I couldn’t quite figure out how to make a movie out of these images. Then I was invited to mix music one evening in an event called “the Cinema of Poets” at the Cinémathèque with Lydia Lynch, and I put on “Convincing People” by Throbbing Gristle. And coming back home and thinking about it, I understood that TG’s shamanistic industrial music would fit perfectly.