DESIGN + DIGITAL
PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEO
Sacred and Profane meet.
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
On the second Sunday of October, more than two million Catholic pilgrims descend in Belem, Pará, for the procession of Our Lady of Nazareth. After the procession, tens of thousands of queers, drag queens, and the trans community celebrate it up at the Chiquita Party in celebration of pride.
Transamazonia is an intimate look at an undocumented queer movement in contemporary Brazil. Now titled Mx Chiquita and currently being produced into a documentary series about decolonizing queer bodies and identities.
Bathroom Stories is a superb example of aesthetic values disorder. By immersing yourself in this intimate place par excellence (number two behind the toilet) but open to the general public by these great voyeurs that are photographers and filmmakers. What becomes of the body in this paradox of manufactured naturalness, of the intimate revealed, of controlled letting go? A questioning of the body is both ridiculous and an object of worship. The body, this pure mechanics that have become art, Makda Iyasu has not finished mistreating it and sending it back to what Lacan could have called a signifier that has become signified.
Across photography and video, Makda's transgressions of the traditional boundaries of media and culture reflect the many facets of her own artistic formation. Makda creatively applies multimedia, champions talent, and creates memorable digital experiences.
Scouting interesting engaging people with a story to tell. Collaborated with vast networks to cast the best talent for specific roles in various productions.
Makda's expertise lies in combining creativity and insights applied from in-depth knowledge and networks to market brands and startups working in the competitive digital space.