Natal, RN, 1973

Artist, producer, curator, and editor, he holds a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from the School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA-USP), a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Nucleus for Studies of the Subjectivity from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, and is pursuing his PhD in audiovisual media and processes at ECA-USP. Since 2001 he has been creating interventions and interferences in the urban space. He is a founding member of the groups A Revolução Não Será Televisionada [The Revolution Will Not Be Televised], Política do Impossível [Politics of the Impossible], and Frente 3 de Fevereiro. He runs the production company and publishing house Invisíveis Produções [Invisible Productions].

The success of the Haitian Revolution, led by blacks enslaved by the French, was a milestone in the propagation of the republican and democratic ideals in the Americas. Paradoxically, the former colony suffered a brutal boycott, both militarily and commercially, after its independence. The work records a popular uprising against undue frauds and interferences by foreign nations in the 2016 Haitian elections. Against the commonplaces of misery and indigence built by the international mediatic imagery, the video stresses the embattled spirit and the commitment with freedom of Haiti’s political culture.