I am braziliality exhibition

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‘clowning around’

I am working as a production designer for a short film, directed by Damien Cullen, ‘Clowning Around’.

We are in first stages of ideas, and today I had the second meeting with the crew… The color palette is starting to create shape, together with the costume and the photography. We intend to create a ‘lomo’ look, with light and soft colors on the background but having vivid colors on the character’s costumes.

      

the exhibition of my work

Exhibiting my work for the degree show of Performance Design & Practice @ Central Saint Martins, It wasn’t an easy task.

After 3 years of intense work and so diverse projects and collaborations, I chose 3 of those to present at the final exhibition.

On a black space, I had my 3 best projects: the video and sound installation ‘Saray’, the proposal of multimedia performance “Fast,Past, Present’ and the movement piece ‘Unwrapped’, done in collaboration with Marta Quilleri and irineu Nogueira.

The projects had a 3 screen with a video of the piece and some images.

When I got to the Prague QD of Performative Space, in which Brazil won the Golden Prize, I saw that they displayed the projects in the same way I did for my degree show, always having TV screens showing videos of the actual performance.

Nowadays the moving image is so powerful, and for the viewer to understand the piece, only photographs and models are not accurate, because you don’t get the idea of the space WITH MOVEMENT.

on top, in black, photograph of my degree show, and down, in pink, the Brazil area on the prague quadrennial of scenography.

poetry SLAM

ZAP! Autonomous Zone of the Word is the first night of “Poetry Slam” (League of poetry) from Brazil.
It happens every second Thursday of the month at the headquarters of the Center of Bartholomew Testimonials-Hip Hop Theatre. (Nucleo Bartolomeu de Depoimentos)

It is a space dedicated to spoken words, now free, space in time where diversity is the guest of honor and the main goal is the celebration of the word.

At each meeting, people from different ages, professions, world views, wishes and beliefs come together to share words, ideas, experiences and viewpoints. Inside loud polyphonic Sao Paulo, a suspension in time-space. Silence.

They all stop to listen, see and feel: POETRY

Rules of Slam:
1) A poem (or text) at a time and must be written by the poet (readable)
2) Without accessories, without costumes, without musical accompaniment.
3) The poems must have a maximum of 3 minutes (or less) plus 10 seconds bonus. After this time every 10 seconds exceeded 1 point is deducted.

A jury of five people, randomly selected or chosen at the time the presenter (host / mc) among the public, gives a statement after each poem on a scale from 0.0 to 10.0, and there may be broken grades (eg 7.8 or 9, 6 ….). In addition to the text content, the jury should be aware of how it is presented.
The jurors judge: Form + Content, poetic inspiration + performance.
The highest and lowest marks are dropped. A wizard (in ZAP the “Zapitágoras”) makes the “average” and the notes are marked in a blackboard where everyone can see.
It is Three rounds, so who wants to participate in the slam poetry must have three different poems. All the poets are included in the first round. The Top marks are part of the second and so on until the third and last, where it is voted the “Zapeão”(first place) for the night.
The “Zapeão” for the night takes home a prize of culture: books! Books! Books! besides CDs and DVDs!

A MIX OF SPOKEN CULTURE!!!!

 

braziliality may

More of my work as graphic designer and production designer of Art Exhibitions.

For Braziliality, I work as a production designer, designing and organizing the exhibitions on-site and assisting the artists both visually and practically. I strongly believe in encouraging collaboration between artists, that’s why working in Braziliality is so exciting for me: “It allows me to meet new people and different styles of work, different perspectives, with only one purpose: art!”

‘saray’

The best thing of Exhibiting my work is the instant feedback that I get from the audience.

To hear what people feel when they watch the TV’s is a great learning process and it makes me go back to my methodology of work and into the way I developed this work t be able to analyze what works and what doesn’t work.

The most interesting thing is that people normally feel nostalgic about they own life, and start telling me this memories they have, about their family, and the little stories and fragments of their past.

It is so rich. It feels that is a complementary piece for my work. The audience’s own memories completes mine own memories.

And it becomes a final piece.

If by any chance you are reading this post and you have been to my video installation, I would appreciate some feedback and comments about you own personal feeling and sensations. Could be fragments.

installation up and running

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