With an artistic practice that appropriates documentary and ethnographic research strategies to question the boundaries between reality, fiction and fabrication, Virginia de Medeiros talks about her production and her themes, which would become central to the field of art in the 2000s, including gender issues and the inequalities of Brazilian urban contexts.

"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