Recording of the discussion held on the occasion of the lauched of the Caderno Sesc_Videobrasil 10: Uses of Memory at São Paulo’s Livraria da Vila bookstore. The event featured the edition’s editor Elvira Dyangani Ose, and the artist Theo Eshetu, a collaborator for the Caderno, with Associação Cutural Videobrasil’s editorial coordinator Teté Martinho as host.  A brief overview of all past editions of the Caderno was provided by Martinho, from it’s first editions  - more focused on expanding on the themes and curatorial issues of each Festival edition – to the 4th edition, when it became a curatorial platform of its own. Teté also underlines, as a third stage of development of the publication from its tenth edition onwards, its opening to foreign researchers as curators, with Dyangani Ose as first guest. Elvira, by her turn, introduces the audience to the seven essays and artistic propositions appeared in the publication, highlighting the historian Premesh Lalu’s interview to the researcher Tracy Murinik, an inquiry into the possibilities in approaching historical narrative with craft –  and the subjectivity – of a work of art. Next, Eshetu discuss his essay Blood. Of light and likeness. He  says that the fragmented visual narrative he presents in Caderno 10 was built using video footage from his trip to Ethiopia as a tribute to his grandfather, who belonged to the court of Emperor Haile Selassie (1892-1975). Finally, Elvira states that Caderno is not simply about Africa or African art, but rather composed by human reflexions.

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Elvira Dyangani Ose (Cordoba, Spain, 1974) is lecturer in visual cultures at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and curator of the eighth edition of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

Theo Eshetu (London, United Kingdom, 1958) is an artist working with art and media since 1982. His works were shown at numerous video and film festivals and at the Venice Biennale.

Teté Martinho (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1963)  is a Cultural journalist since the late 1980s. She has worked for media outlets such as Folha de S.Paulo, Jornal da Tarde and Bravo!. An independent editor, she is the editorial coordinator at Associação Cultural Videobrasil.