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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!




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!”

Irineu Nogueira @ Braziliality


The world is facing a moment of intense change. Old rules can’t be applied anymore on our Civilization. New communication tools are allowing people to express, to manifest, and to connect their selves. The Era of hidden crimes and no man’s land is ending.

The Arabic Pro Democracy Uprisings, like in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and other countries are being led by the new generation; youth is bringing hope for the old demands.

As part of this new generation as well, Azul Serra had the privilege to witness these movements and quickly share his viewpoint with his personal social network. People could merge with him in such an important moment of history, following his impressions, as a consequence of the same Connection and Interaction that allowed the revolutions, both of democracy and communication in the Arabic world.

“Irreversible” brings a personal look on people who are suffering the effects of this hard moment of transformation. Photos taken in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt during the Revolutions that are changing forever the history of Our lives.

next Braziliality event

next Braziliality event + me developing my skills on graphic design.

braziliality video

A video done by me to explain better what was the project until now and what is happening on 2011. we are still having monthly  exhibitions but also we launched the website which is an opportunity for artists to show their work online.



About Braziliality

Braziliality is a non-for-profit cross-cultural project, showcasing artworks from Brazilian artists and the art from international artists inspired by Brazil, creating a 360 degrees perspective of the contemporary Brazilian art and culture influence around the globe. Our mission is to support new art particularly using technology and new talents that are inspired by and related to Brazil.

Braziliality started in July 2008 and until July 2010 presented over 144 artists from 21 countries had their work showcased in 23 exhibitions that attracted over 1’345 people in the Private Views. More than 5’360 people have seen the exhibitions that happened at the16mm Deli Cafe & Screening Room in Soho. In those two years Braziliality worked in partnership with Jungle Drums Magazine, Leros Magazine, Record Television, Canal Londres, Latin America Bureau, ABC Trust, Visual Brasil Festival in Barcelona, Deslocamentos in Berlin, Fourth Plinth Pedal Power project, Planarama, Abelha Cachaca and Favela Chic and we hope to be working with many more interesting people, business and organizations.
In 2010 Braziliality stopped the monthly exhibitions to plan its second phase with the creation of this website and a project plan. Braziliality is opening a new membership scheme for the artists offering tailored consultancy for their international careers, informing about jobs and news from relevant art events. Braziliality will produce as networking events and exhibitions and it will work together Brazilian organizations and events in Europe.

The project was created by Alicia Bastos and now it counts with the curatorial knowledge of Pier Tosta and production designer Bianca Turner.

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