Inventory · 2012 · Documentary · 23′ · Video & Super 8 · B&W

The inventory of an inventory



a. A detailed, itemized list, report, or record of things in one’s possession, especially a periodic survey of all goods and materials in stock. / b. The process of making such a list, report, or record. / c. The items listed in such a report or record. / d. The quantity of goods and materials on hand; stock. / 2. An evaluation or a survey, as of abilities, assets, or resources. / 3. To make an itemized report or record of. / 4. To include in an itemized report or record.



Dearest Sir,
I have described these events that came to pass during my time. And fearing they would be forgotten, fading from the memory of forthcoming generations, I, amongst the dead, awaiting my death, have written everything I heard and verified. And in order for the inscribed not to disappear with the scrivener, thus failing the purpose of this work, I have added parchment so that, in case someone reads it in the future, he may continue the work I have begun.



Commissioned by
The Cultural Estate Department of the Oporto Dioceses’s Liturgy Diocesan Secretariat

Directed, Script, Camera, Editing Pedro Maia
Text Beire, Pinheiro and Penafiel Parish Archives, quote by Friar John Clyn
Voice Jorge Mota
Music Leyland Kirby / The Caretaker
Super 8 Telecine Studio RGB/XYZ

Inspired by the inventory work developed on the project “Traveling with Soul”
Produced by Visões Úteis – for the Oporto Dioceses – 2012 –


Opening peformance of the event “Viagens com Alma”

with Jacaszek · Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória · Porto, PT · 2010