Expanded Circuits

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posted on 12/07/2013
Fourth episode of Videobrasil on TV focuses on the Festival’s embracing of different languages

This Monday, 12.9, at 11:00 pm on SescTV, the fourth episode of the Videobrasil on TV series will air, focusing on “Expanded Circuits,” and looking to explore the Festival’s process of opening up to other art languages and consolidating its presence in the contemporary art scene.

Over the past thirty years, video and image in motion have assumed new positions, conversing with both the visual arts and cinema. To Solange Farkas, the curator, founder, and director of Videobrasil, the Festival’s opening process accompanies the transition of video from the black cube to the white cube: “video exits the dark room and begins relating to architectural spaces and other languages. “

On this episode, Carlos Nader discusses what is unique about Videobrasil, in that it managed to transition from electronic art to contemporary art “without letting go of being radical, while knowing how to adapt.” The artists Kiko Goifman, Letícia Ramos and Eder Santos speak up on the boundaries between video and other languages and media. In turn, Wagner Morales, Lenora de Barros, Lucas Bambozzi and Luiz Roque rememorate performances staged in different Festival editions, and reflect about the relationship between performance and video.

Other people who have been a part of Videobrasil’s history, like the curators Chris Mello, Julia Rebouças and Giselle Beiguelman, draw a parallel between the Festival’s opening process and the new places video has come to occupy within the national art scene. According to Chris Mello, “the Festival has never fit neatly inside a box; it has always been outside the box.”

The fourth episode also features key figures such as Tatiana Blass, Gisela Motta, Leandro Lima, Sandra Kogut, Cao Guimarães, Gabriel Mascaro, Luiz Zerbini, Pablo Lobato, Kiko Goifman, Letícia Ramos, Eder Santos.

Videobrasil on TV

The series, comprising seven episodes, debuted on 11.18 and will air up until 12.30 on channel SescTV, every Monday at 11:00 pm. Watch the full program.

Also watch the programs Independent Production: Television and political opening; the early years of video: Language and technology; and Internationalization: visions from the South, all available on Channel VB.

Check out the themes of upcoming episodes of Videobrasil on TV and their screening dates on SescTV:

“Southern Panoramas: nature and space, reconfigurations of the gaze” (12/16)

“Southern Panoramas: memory, identity and politics” (12/23)

“Southern Panoramas: contemporary collective imaginations” (12/30)


Videobrasil on TV | 18th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil
Episode “Expanded Circuits”
12.9 (Monday), 11:00 pm on SescTV (Sky, channel 3; NET, channel 137; Oi TV, channel 29; or check with your operator)


Directing and Production: Marco Del Fiol & Jasmin Pinho
Consulting: Eduardo de Jesus
Photography Director: Pedro Ionescu Vargas
Art Director: Ana Mara Abreu
Graphic Design: Julio Dui
Direct Sound: Guilherme Shinji Matsumoto
Script: Angélica Reis
Editing: Laura Faerman & Marco Del Fiol
Soundtrack: O Grivo
Assistant Director: Gustavo Almeida
Assistant Producer: Bruna Knabem
Art Assistant: Amanda Antunes