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Faculty work featured in Videobrasil Authors Collection

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The ideas and the creative process of relevant contemporary artists are the focal points of the Videobrasil Authors Collection documentaries. In six films, released between 2000 and 2009, the collection features the works of William Kentridge (South Africa), Rafael França (Brazil), Maurício Dias (Brazil) and Walter Riedweg (Switzerland), Akram Zaatari (Lebnon), Coco Fusco (USA) and the Rio de Janeiro-based collective Chelpa Ferro.

In the films, guest directors use an essayistic approach to document the working process of the artists featured, following the development of artwork and investigating the connections between the artists’ creations and their surroundings. With extras that include interviews and making of footage of installations and performances, the documentaries are distributed internationally by Idea Books (www.ideabooks.nl).

Our very own Coco Fusco’s film was one of them!

COCO FUSCO: I LIKE GIRLS IN UNIFORM
48’31”, Brazil, 2006
Produced by: Associação Cultural Vdeobrasil
Directed by: Wagner Morales
Shocks between cultures are the theme of essays, videos, installations and performances by the United States-based artist Coco Fusco. Made in New York and São Paulo, Coco Fusco: I Like Girls in Uniform revisits her career as a teacher, activist, performer and researcher, and follows her through the creation of Bare Life Study # 1, a performance based on American military torture that the artist presented during the 15th Videobrasil (2005).

The Videobrasil Authors Collection is produced by Associação Cultural Videobrasil, by means of partnerships with the Prince Claus Fund (The Netherlands) and SESC São Paulo (Brazil).

A reference center for artistic production from the world’s geopolitical South, Associação Cultural Videobrasil (www.videobrasil.org.br) creates actions geared towards diffusing knowledge on contemporary art. The 17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil (www2.sescsp.org.br) will accept enrolments until March and will be held in São Paulo in September 2011.

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