Become Ocean


By: Miguel C. Tavares

Original Music: José Alberto Gomes

Text: Raquel S.

Become Ocean’s name is taken from John Luther Adams’ composition (Become Ocean, 2013) that was also inspired by a John Cage’s quote: "Life on this earth first emerged from the sea. As the polar ice melts and sea level rises, we humans find ourselves facing the prospect that once again we may quite literally become ocean."

Become Ocean (2017) is about a memory of a place and a time. It’s about an idea of isolation and the sea’s omnipresence. An exploration between temporary and permanent that takes us to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, on a trip around the Azores and a specific project located in São Miguel island: Two Manifolds by Nuno Pimenta.

Film by

Miguel C. Tavares

cinematography & edition

Miguel C. Tavares

music / sound

José Alberto Gomes


Raquel S.

voice over

Joana Carvalho

color correction

Rui Manuel Vieira


Marta Ramos

Two Manifolds

project by

Nuno Pimenta

commissioned by


2016 Azores