A Moorish girl with her rattle stick

A Moorish girl with her rattle stick

Country:

Brazil

Duration:

00:03:09

“A moura do maracaxá” is a melancholic song that reminds us of a Portuguese fado. With many instrumental layers and dramatic drapery adorned by wind instruments and a string quartet. The duo Benji & Rita based in New York portrays here iconographic aspects of Brazilian culture. In this video clip, the fauna, flora and characters of Brazilian indigenous legends appear in a tale that relates the density of the forest to the mysteries of the indigenous female figure.

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Iara Guedes is a multimedia artist living and working in Berlin, Germany since 2014. Her works were presented in Paris, Milan, Madrid, New York, Montevideo and São Paulo. As an interdisciplinary artist, experimenting is essential in her process. Born in São Paulo, of Japanese and Lebanese decendence, the artist considers herself a hybrid creature, migrant, in process, and this reality is reflected in her work, whether in a conceptual, psychological, practical or visual way. Her practice dissolves boundaries between performance, dance and theater through the influence of Japanese Butoh, and is strongly marked by improvisation, a technique that the artist believes provides an almost metaphysical experience for both the audience and the performer. Guedes adds digital effects to her video and photography works, building immersive, cathartic and anthropophagic experiences. She studied Body Arts Communication at PUC-SP, Digital Cinema at AIC and Animation at Melies.

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Cast:

Direction, dance performance and post production: Iara Guedes; composition, arrangements and musical production : Benji & Rita; Cinematography: Javier Blanco Chiocchio; executive production: Caio Lopes

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Videoclip session 1 Day 1

Casa de la Cultura de Girona
Aula Seminari
15:00 hrs

Videoclip session 1 Day 2

Casa de la Cultura de Girona
Aula Seminari
15:00 hrs

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