Complementary technical description

director assistant - Marcela Daud

intern - Bertile FJ.

camera - Thiago Venco

casting - Angélica Gianetti and Flávia Cocoza

muse - Juliana Piason

guided tour 1 - Carla Trevizanni

guided tour 2 - Carolina Mendonça

guided tour 3 - Iris Junges

guided tour 4 - Ligia Marina de Almeida

costumes - Maria Eduarda Moraes

videobrasil production - Jô Lacerda and Marcos Farinha

editing - Heróis 2003: Rogério Alves

press - Carlos Bico

especial thanks - Aguilar

thanks to - Solange Farkas, Carlos Nader, Carlos Rennó and Victor Lema Riqué

Presentation text 2003

Onde Estão os Heróis? | Where Are the Heroes?

hero. [From the Greek héros, héroos, in Latin *heroe.] M.s. 1. An extraordinary man for his brave deeds, his value or his magnanimity. 2. Someone who for a certain reason is the center of attentions. 3. Protagonist of a literary work. 4. Mit. Semigod (2). [Fem.: heroine.] “A peripatetic tribute to the hero Waly Salomão”, this performance is a guided excursion to references to Salomão’s poetic and musical work and to the video “Heróis da Decadên(s)ia”, by Tadeu Jungle himself, a multimedia artist, director of video clips and advertising films, and exponent of the first generation of Brazilian video makers. Conducted by made-up media characters (the monitors, the clown-cameraman, the photographer, the leader of the excursion), the performance takes a group of visitors for a walk around several environments at SESC Pompéia, a former plant remodelled by architect Lina Bo Bardi and venue of Videobrasil, to the sound of Salomão’s poems and musics, with stops for various experiences and the exhibition of “Heróis”, which was the winner of the Grand Award in the 5th Videobrasil in 1987. According to Jungle, the work revisited by the performance arose from the search for answers in the 1980’s. “There was an intense feeling that something vital was lacking. A direction. Answers. And, above all, questions. Right there, in the post-dictatorship, in the middle of the silence, of the ‘lost decade’. Without pose. Without compass. Believing. Gleaning the shards. From the hands of Waly, Leminski. Glauber, Chacrinha. Wesley, Zé Celso. Oswald, Oiticica. Piva, Augusto. Glued shards. Assembled fragments. Pound, Vertov. Edited scenes. Poetry phrases. Music making tracks. Gil, Caetano. Doors, Beatles. Ultraje, Satie. Looking at life as a film. Without heroes. (...) I stumbled. And it ended up in the video ‘Heróis da Decadensia’ (sic). We are going to watch it again almost 20 years later. Today, in a tribute to Waly Salomão. That guy who, even alone, was a band. A squadron of heroes.” In a performing excursion, which begins at the entrance to SESC Pompéia, Jungle conducts a group of people by spaces where there are surprises, unexpected encounters and sensorial e creative experiences. At one of the stops, the participators draw on a Waly’s image projected from the roof on a blank screen. In the soundtrack that accompanies the excursion, video sounds mix with prerecorded noises and with Salomão’s musics.

ASSOCIAÇÃO CULTURAL VIDEOBRASIL, "Deslocamentos - 14º Festival Internacional de Arte Eletrônica Videobrasil" [Displacements - 14th Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival]: from September 22 to October 19, 2003, pp. 270, São Paulo, SP, 2003.