Video Installation rescue three decades of experimentation and risk

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posted on 10/10/2013
Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil history recreated through a large video installation, featuring 234 screens and 16 hours-long screenings, selected from more then 5 thousand hours of video material.

A vast constellation of names has composed this three-decade trajectory of the 18th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil. 30 Years is similar to a large installation at Sesc Pompeia in which the highlights of this history are presented from different perspectives: in the 17 editions held thus far, the deep-seated relationships between video art, television, history, and the broader context of visual arts in Brazil and the world will be addressed in a large setting where a polyphony of artists, works of art, art shows, curators, critics, and audience will paint a panorama of a three-decade-long history that intermingles with the very history of video in Brazil and, later on, with the redefinition of the South within the global scenario. 

In order to provide this comprehensive view of our 30 Years, 234 monitors will display over 16 hours of videos especially edited from out of a total of 5,000 hours viewed. These are fragments of a massive program that compose a bona fide Babel Tower. The contents are interspersed with a few highlights and tributes in which key characters of this history will become presenters of the installation, commenting or narrating pivotal moments along this journey. The sound ambience is provided by the Brazilian collective O Grivo, which remains on the cutting edge of audio investigations within current art.