Multimedia artist, researcher and professor Mário Ramiro (ECA/USP) introduces the videographic production of Rafael França, a visual artist who was first involved in the creation of video installations that dialogued with geometric abstractionism until arriving at narratives of the subject in the shadow of death. The researcher contextualizes Rafael França's work in São Paulo's alternative and underground scene in the 1980s based on a session of the artist's videos preserved in the Videobrasil Collection.

"Discussing the archive" is an action consisting of a cycle of meetings that activate the Videobrasil Historical Collection, deepening the reading of its contents. Artists, curators, researchers and critics who have collaborated or participated in various editions of the Videobrasil Biennial comment on specific periods in its history and video production in the Global South. The meeting was part of the Public Programs of the 22nd Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil, at Sesc 24 de Maio, in dialogue with the "40-Year Special" exhibition, which can be visited online here.

Camera: Helena Wolfeson
Post-production: Tom Butcher Cury