Imagem Mi(g)rante

15/Dec/2012 – 19/Jan/2013

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  • Press Release
  • Press Release

    Under the curatorship of Mario Gioia, who monthly holds the Zip'Up project at Zipper, works of many different media such as photography, video, painting and three-dimensional will be presented and, according to the curator, the works are used by artists for stengthening their discourse in these chosen languages.

    Appropriations, film frames, registers from the web and and family archives, among other things, consolidate the idea of excess of images and information in the contemporary world which reframe our daily lives once reorganized by the artists poetics.

    Participating artists are João Castilho, Nati Canto (artists represented by Zipper), Adriana Affortunati, Ana Lucia Mariz, Fernanda Barreto, Ivan Grilo, Marcelo Amorim, Marcia Rosolia, Mariana Tassinari, Mayana Redin, Monica Tinoco and Selene Alge.

    The highlight is a video installation by João Castilho, Morte Súbita, which features a series of nine videos that display different situations involving snipers, hostages and armed conflicts. All images are reproductions of international television media and were later found on the internet by the artist.

    According to João Castilho, all videos can be divided into three specific moments: the first is an immersion in a single color for each of the videos on display. The second is the very situation shown in slow motion - the drama enhanced by such odd speed, which instigates and puzzles the spectators. The third is the event at normal speed, as it occurred and was recorded. The videos are synchronized by the moment when the guns were fired.

    Nati Canto presents her new series of works Reminiscências / Remanescências, which aims to reflect on the small memories confronted with the insistence of the human being in wanting to be eternal and refusing death. According to Nati Canto, the photographs indicate the movement of people to perpetuate these memories storing objects, souvenirs and photographs, which are the remains of materialized moments that can not be repeated.

    Critical essay