Gerardo Korn: I'm a German-Argentine art photographer and live in Buenos Aires. I'm fully dedicated to my art, but also worked as a cultural manager, exploring various art forms along the way. Having said that, I've always been passionate about cinema as well, so when the idea for this film came up, I didn't hesitate, and the collaboration with Martin Serra was perfect to make the project happen.
Martín Serra: I”m graduated from Universidad del Cine and live in Buenos Aires. I’m dedicated to making documentaries with some exception in fiction. Most of the works I’ve been made are related to Argentine painting.
GK: After exhibiting my last photography project in India, at the gallery that represents me in Mumbai, I'm working on new projects and also on a script for a movie.
MS: Permanently I’m projecting new works. At this time, I’m starting to produce a new feature documentary, the third one in my career, about Spanish-Argentine Philosopher Ismael Quiles. In parallel I”m also working on a fiction series about an important politician and military man in the Argentine
Our film will obviously be interesting for art lovers, but we see much more than that. It's a story of overcoming that can serve as an inspiration to anyone, which also shows a quite unique visual spectacle, through a location that would never be imagined suitable for a shooting like the one made.
The work on the Goddess began in January 2016. That year an important celebration was already planned at the painter's house, since his wife and mentor Franca, who also appears in the film, would turn 90 at the end of February. As the date drew nearer, the painter became increasingly nervous, since the idea was to have a big party with more than 60 guests seated in the garden, that is, next to the Goddess.
The energy it took for the painter to do this work, at his age, in a wheelchair, required that everything be focused on the Goddess, without distractions of any kind.
To make a long story short, tension mounted, the work on the Goddess and therefore filming was interrupted, and finally the big birthday party was cancelled and the guests uninvited. Tough. It's a blessing that the woman enjoyed good health and longevity, as the following year the party could finally take place, with the Goddess finished and in all her splendor...