Odete is releasing video ‘A letter to the spirits’ in collaboration with No Shade, premiering on AQNB today, April 1, 2021. The short film is the latest to appear in the Berlin club collective’s A/V Mixtape series, featuring production from Alexander Iezzi, Fumaça, and actress Rita Macedo.
In ‘letter to the spirits’, Odete chronicles a mordant, yet hopeful coming-of-age story, reflecting on transness and the body with a perspective that engages spirituality. The video opens with Macedo portrayed as a celestial being, wandering towards a garden overshadowed by vacuous quarry-like interiors. They start burning natural totems in the dusk, an act alluding to themes of sacrifice and reincarnation Odete describes press release:
I was a body of cumulative existences : an archive of girlhood. I was the ghost of a girl and the carrier of all memory of living girlhood. The past was a rumor embodied by the spirit within me.**