Cristiana Tejo program | WHITE FLAG STUCK IN A STRONG WOOD

Paulo Bruscky (Brasil) – POEMA 1979 – super 8 transferido para digital 3’
Paulo Bruscky (Brasil) – Xeroxfilme: LMNUWZ, fogo! 1980 – super 8 transferido para digital 0’25’’
Paulo Bruscky (Brasil) – Xerofilme: aépta 1982 – super 8 transferido para digital 4’45’’
Paulo Bruscky (Brasil) – VIA CRÚCIS 1979 – super 8 transferido para digital 7’40’’
Gabriel Mascaro (Brasil) | Sonho de deriva, 2013, 5’
Jonathas de Andrade (Brasil) | O levante, 2012, 8’
Barbara Wagner e Benjamin de Burca (Brasil / Alemanha) | Faz que vai, 2015, 12’

10 pm | Cristiana Tejo program

WHITE FLAG STUCK IN A STRONG WOOD

Running time: 40’

This program concentrates on audiovisual experimentalism in Recife, one of the oldest and most prolific centers in Brazil. Its main focus is the work of Paulo Bruscky, a multimedia artist and a pioneer on several Brazilian fronts including video art, since the late 1970s. His works in Super 8, video and U-Matic are experiences with the language of film, humorous comments on the issue of representation in art and the city as ‘object trouvée’. Just as it happened worldwide, the initial production of video art brought a new breath full of experimentation for the audiovisual language that was beginning to crystallize due to the commercial appeal. In this sense, it is interesting to note that this was one of the moments of great fertility for the audiovisual, in which filmmakers and visual artists converged attention and energy to the expansion of the aesthetic possibilities of the moving image. The program makes a counterpoint to the current moment in which the film production of Pernambuco newly gains national density and importance and the language exchanges return to occur in an intense way, but bringing new questions of form and content. The chosen artists emerged in the first decade of the 2000 in Recife and, besides merging the frontiers of the fields of cinema and the visual arts, they forcefully problematize and internationalize local political issues such as the right to the city and the struggle of social groups for visibility beyond the clichés of identity.

Cristiana Tejo, 2017

Claustro do Museu da Marioneta

Sunday, 27/8

10 pmCristiana Tejo program

WHITE FLAG STUCK IN A STRONG WOOD

Paulo Bruscky (Brasil) – POEMA 1979 – super 8 transferido para digital 3’
Paulo Bruscky (Brasil) – Xeroxfilme: LMNUWZ, fogo! 1980 – super 8 transferido para digital 0’25’’
Paulo Bruscky (Brasil) – Xerofilme: aépta 1982 – super 8 transferido para digital 4’45’’
Paulo Bruscky (Brasil) – VIA CRÚCIS 1979 – super 8 transferido para digital 7’40’’
Gabriel Mascaro (Brasil) | Sonho de deriva, 2013, 5’
Jonathas de Andrade (Brasil) | O levante, 2012, 8’
Barbara Wagner e Benjamin de Burca (Brasil / Alemanha) | Faz que vai, 2015, 12’

CRISTIANA TEJO
(Brasil)

Cristiana Tejo is an independent curator with a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Federal University of Pernambuco. She was the director of the Museum of Modern Art AloísioMagalhães in Recife and curator of contemporary art of the JoaquimNabuco Foundation. She was co-founder of the 32nd Panorama of Brazilian Art – MAM / SP and the program RumosArtesVisuaisItaú Cultural (2005/2006). She participated in several selection and award juries, such as MarcantonioVilaça Award (2006/2014), Solo Projects Latin America Arco Madrid (2013) and BACA Prize, Maastricht (2014). Her research encompasses curatorial practices from decolonial perspective, sociology of art and curatorial studies from Latin America. Since 1999, she researches the work of artist Paulo Bruscky and has written Paulo Bruscky – Art in All Senses and curated several exhibitions including the Special Hall of the X Biennial of Havana and artevida – archive, Rio de Janeiro, 2014. She frequently contributes to the magazines Select (São Paulo) andTerremoto (Mexico). Lives and works between Lisbon and Recife.