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> Tales of an Imagined City | Delfina Foundation Exhibition
12 November – 19 December, 2014
11:00 – 18:00 daily, except Sundays
In collaboration with
Associação Cultural Videobrasil
presents a compilation of video works selected by
, member of the curatorial team of the forthcoming 19th edition of the
Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil
Hou Chien Cheng
, All the Others (2011), 10 mins
Jurandir Müller and Kiko Goifman
, Aurora (2002), 9 mins
, Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear (2012), 15 mins
Virgínia de Medeiros
, Sérgio and Simone (2010), 10 mins
, The New Monument (2013), 5 mins
Expanding on Delfina Foundation’s autumn programme on Autonomy, this display draws together some of the most pressing topics that emerged during the last edition of the Videobrasil Festival such as subjective experience, identity and desire. The videos investigate how cities and their symbolic borders shape an individual’s perception of ‘self’ and how, in return, people influence urban environments through their personal aspirations and beliefs.
In the videos and films, the characters wander through intimate portraits and emotional maps where present day reflection and reminiscence of the past blend into each other. Cities become imagined territories, newfoundlands waiting to be reclaimed. Affectionate gestures of emancipation emerge in a fragile equilibrium between physical location and immaterial consciousness, stillness and motion, disillusion and dream.
In addition to four videos from Videobrasil’s collection, the display also includes a work by Luiz Roque, a recent resident of Delfina Foundation and a regular participant of the Festival.