Videobrasil launches 18th edition, features NZ and Australian artists - Art Collector

Bridget Walker, The Soundless Spectre of Motion, 2012. Video, 6 min 25 sec. Courtesy: the artist and SESC Videobrasil, Brazil

6 November 2013 | The 18th Videobrasil festival launches today in São Paulo, Brazil. Considered a major biennial event in the artistic calendar of the geopolitical south, it has expanded in recent editions from a showcase of video and new media arts to include installation, performances, paintings, sculptures and artist books.

Drawn from an open submission which garnered over 2,000 applications, 94 artists from 32 countries were selected to take part in the main
Southern Panoramas exhibition. It aims to map out the themes, discourses and practices that characterise contemporary art from the Southern circuit.

Three artists hailing from Australia and New Zealand are taking part in
Southern Panoramas. They are Lorraine Heller-Nicholas, born and based in Melbourne; Bridget Walker, born in Melbourne and based in Paris; and Andrew de Freitas, born in Auckland and based in Germany.

Lorraine Heller-Nicholas, Love Story, 2012. Video, 13 min. Courtesy: the artist and SESC Videobrasil, Brazil

Heller-Nicholas will screen Love Story, still shown below, which investigates popular depictions of romance. Walker will screen The Soundless Spectre of Motion, still shown above, which reflects upon the drive to create things that may or may not be considered art. De Freitas will screen Des Deux Côtes, which plays with perceptions of opposing elements like fire and water.

The 18th Videobrasil is being held at Sesc Pompéia and CineSesc in São Paulo, Brazil until 2 February 2014.


Alexandra Djurichkovic



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