Braziliality at the V&A museum

As part of the Friday Late at V&A Hot Brazil, Braziliality produced and exhibited 2 installations.

Braziliality presents Frevo Drop

Installation in the Grand Entrance, designed by Alicia Bastos and Bianca Turner, Frevo Drop takes its inspiration from the colourful umbrellas traditionally used in Recife carnival.

Braziliality presents The Adventures of Vitória & Alberto in Brasil

Have you ever dreamt of being a soap star? Don’t miss your chance at London-based collective Braziliality’s telenovela spectacular. Pick up a prop and a script and act your heart out in the V&A’s take on Brazilian costume drama.  Those too shy to join in can watch the live transmission from the comfort of the V&A Café.

It is a video installation with live streaming.


I am braziliality festival and exhibition

In July 2011, as part of Hackney Wicked festival, and celebrating Braziliality’s 3 years of existence, we made the festival and exhibition ‘I am braziliality’. With more than 40 international artists and 3000 visitors, the exhibition was a success.

Created, curated, directed and produced by Brazilialiaty: Me, Alicia Bastos and Pier Tosta.

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As part of the exhibition, I exhibited as artist a video installation of ‘Introducing new species’ done by the collective FrancoTurnerTchais.

The video show speaks for itself!


Two videos on MTV Brazil.

One talking about my ancestors, genetic memory and my video installation ‘Saray’ that was a work done on these theme, having as a starting point my grandmother who was born in Sarajevo, and me being nostalgic about a place which I have never been before.

The other video talks about Narrative. João Maia asked me if as a child I used to confuse narrative and reality. I say: “As a child I used to confuse narrative with reality, in fact I still do, as an adult. I believe that you create the narrative you want with the facts of your own life.”

Orfeu Mestiço: a brazilian hip-hopera

I arrive now in London, after 3 months in Brazil, working in the production: ‘Orfeu Mestiço: a brazilian hip-hopera’, by Nucleo Bartolomeu de Depoimentos Theatre Group.

The hip-hopera tells the myth of Orpheus but is adapted to fit in Brazil during the military dictatorship, on the 60’s/70s.

The play combines the virtuosity of the opera to the elements of urban popular culture.

In its eighth production,  the theater group, which is precursor to join the theater to the elements of hip-hop culture, innovates once again by staging the first BrazilianHip-Hopera. The actors and musicians give life to poetry, and the lyrics written by Claudia Schapira, are sang in chorus telling the saga of Orpheus and the Brazilian people.

With six actors on stage, “Orpheus Mestizo” chronicles the return of a politician tied to his past military dictatorship, which for years tried to forget. All the drama takes place in space designed by set designer Daniela Thomas. In the play, characters from different periods accompany Orpheus in his descent into hell.
Daniela Thomas is one of the most incredible set designers in Brazil. I has the privilege To work side by side with her assistants Mari Alves Pinto and Stella Tennembaum as I was producing all set and costume for the play.
I was working everyday on the theatre following the rehearsals and the evolvement of the piece while coordinating the set being built.
.some pictures below.

species in a gallery

As part of the exhibition ‘I am Braziliality’, (part of Hackney Wicked festival, in East London) our collective Franco Turner Tchais exhibited the first ‘gallery’ experiment of our project Introducing new species.

We did a video and card box installation based on our on going action in a derelict building and also in the experiment that was done with card boxes as part of the ‘sharing art’ project.

The video installation consisted on 3 videos, which were titled Analogy (on human species), Anatomy (on vegetal species) and Integrity (on artistic species).

Explore. Lead. Create. Stiglitz WOW Talks

Stiglitz School of Leadership & Creativity aims to inspire and empower a new type of creative leaders in different areas of life and living. We believe that the skills we teach are the key to one’s ability to face modern life challenges, flourish and bring fulfilment to their communities.
Through unique assignments that will equip you with the skills of Leadership & Creativity .
Stiglitz equips individuals, teams and organisations with the skills of leadership, creativity and intercultural competence through innovative and cutting edge forms of divergent learning experiences, challenges and projects.

Stiglitz School of Leadership and Creativity was founded by Gal Stiglitz in 2011. Based in London, SLC is a social enterprise funded by sales of various services.

Stiglitz SLC aims to inspire, educate and empower a new type of creative leaders in different areas of life and living. We believe that the skills we teach are the key to one’s ability to face modern life challenges, flourish and bring fulfilment to their communities.

Since February I have been filming the Wow sessions to produce this short explanatory video about What is WOW.

experiments of textures

I used the opportunity of being on a studio with the actors fully dressed on costume to explore different textures, color schemes and styles for looks for the short film.

As production designer of “Clowning Around”, I am interested in creating a different look to the classic english look of short films. In collaboration with the DOP Azul Serra and with our incredible costume designer, I am able to experiment with colors, details and photography filters.
Here are some shots I took on the photo shooting last week. Exploring colors to the limit!
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