Artist, curator and researcher Ayrson Heráclito involves the handling of sacred elements from the rituals and symbolism of Candomblé, a religion he has practiced for almost thirty years. In the Discussing the archive meeting, he comments on aspects of the works he has shown in Videobrasil editions, such as the combination of the meanings of performance and healing ritual, and the idea of historical reparation.

"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