The Indonesian curator and cultural activist talks about his first time in Brazil, and first participation in the 18th Festival, as a juror in the Southern Panoramas competitive show. He comments on the richness brought about by the diverse origins of featured artists, the development of video art, and its intersections with other media. He highlights the recurrence of political themes, both in artists’ approaches of global political issues, testimonials of political situations experienced, aspects of daily life, and cultural issues.