The End of the World
Marcio H Mota
"The animation videoclip "The End of the World", created by Marcio Mota for the song by Helô Ribeiro and the great Brazilian poet João Cabral de Melo Neto, portrays in a poetic and lysergic way an apathetic and anesthetized society living a dystopia in dark times. The dreamlike and surreal images permeate the harshness of a melancholy world that is very close to what we unfortunately live today as a nation. Marcio Mota relates the poet's universe with our current reality, making an extremely poetic and visually striking social critique, approaching, through psychedelic images, dreams and poetry in dark and authoritarian times.
The song is part of the album "A Paisagem Zero", released in June 2021, that features 10 poems set to music by Helô Ribeiro.
In "The End of the World", the apocalyptic and epic musical arrangement reverberates to the sound of drums, brass, metals and electric guitars, bringing influences from the Brazilian Tropicalia to the work of one of Brazilians greatest poets."