- Secretaria de Estado da Cultura de São Paulo
The 6th edition of the Festival, held at the Museum of Image and Sound, displayed a remarkable improvement in entry quality. Besides, experiments combining video and music became strong contenders. A case in point was Juliette, directed by Sandra Kogut with music from performance artist Fausto Fawcett, about the surreal drowning of mulatto women in tequila on Copacabana Beach. Another experiment in the musical genre was Andréia Andróide. The big winner of the Competitive Show was Duelo de Deuses, a documentary about the spread of evangelical churches on Brazilian TV, exploring the phenomenon of “telefaith” and electronic bishops,” which continued to gain traction around the world.
The Festival’s parallel shows featured guests for the first time. Curator Daniel Minaham, from New York media center The Kitchen, brought along two special American video art selections. A retrospective of video productions by the American artist Aisha Quinn was also featured.
A partnership with TV Gazeta gave rise to the groundbreaking Videojornal, a special bulletin about the Festival’s program. It was the first time that a channel produced live coverage of the Festival and featured the event’s winners in its programming.
For the first time, a small part of the Festival’s budget was publicly funded under the Sarney Law. Agreements with media centers enabled the awarding of study scholarships to the Competitive Show’s winners.
The Festival’s 6th edition features a notable improvement in quality of submitted artworks, highlighting experiments in combining video and music. Out of 174 submitted videos (87 in U Matic and 87 in VHS), 35 pieces by 46 Brazilian video makers were shortlisted (22 in U Matic and 13 in VHS).
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Ney Piacentini and Marlio Silva created a vignette-character who toyed meta-linguistically with video and TV, in an exercise based on the daily lives of industry professionals.
A retrospective of the American artist Aysha Quinn, whose work has marked the video art and performance scene since the 1970s. She combines her theatrical background with dancing, music and video.
At the invitation of Geraldo Anhaia Mello, the artist Daniel Minahan presented two of his seminal productions, Hart Island Chronology and Aesthetics and/or Transportation. Minaham is the director of The Kitchen, one of the world’s premier video and art centers.
The International Show featured works by Germany, the United States and England. The British selection featured the artists Atalia Shawa, Catherine Elwes, Graham Young, John Goff, Liz Power and Sven Harding, and was held in partnership with the British Council.
The International show featured artworks from Germany, the United States and Britain. The German set featured the artist Wenzel Jacob, invited by Geraldo Anhaia Mello, in partnership with the Goethe Institut.
The International Show highlighting American productions featured artworks selected by the director of the Video Data Bank, Mindy Faber, including the artists Branda Miller, Carole Ann Klonarides, John Sturgeon, Laurence Andrews and Michael Owen.
A video installation by the artist Sandra Kogut, consisting of an individual booth equipped with an armchair and a monitor showing a video to the sound of Brian Eno.
The result of a partnership with TV Gazeta, this groundbreaking program is a kind of daily video bulletin of the Festival, documenting the event’s activities from a mini-studio that fed images into a closed-circuit TV system.