Co-presented by the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art and Film POP:
We Are Our Subcultures
Screening: 4 PM
Doors open: 3:30 PM
In between documentation of performances and videos, Estás vendo coisas/You are seeing things by Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, Wildness by Wu Tsang and I’m No Longer Here (on Netflix) by Fernando Frias, this program offers readings of past cultures of division like social class and spaces, that have shaped our sense of “now”, and a culture of reappropriation across subcultures that articulates our many possible futures, through resistance and performed identities.
In Wildness, by Tsang, the notion of a safe space is tested and challenged in produced images and documentation of events at the Silver Platter, a Latino Los Angeles LGBT bar. In Estás vendo coisas/You are seeing things, by Wagner and De Burca, the actors are members of the Brega scene in Brazil, shedding light on social class through pop music. We are including I’m No Longer Here by Fernando Frias to be watched on Netflix, which depicts the Kolombia subculture in Monterrey (MX) into a reappropriation of cumbia: cumbia rebajada, a strong music movement in the 90s.
The juxtaposition of art and life in this program make subcultural worlds accessible with the participation of members of these very communities and how these modes of expression, incorporating them into their contemporary lifestyles, while self-consciously layering their respective historical and geographical landscapes get appropriated. Colliding the trope of the music video alongside documentation of performances, the performers and members of different communities in this program show us their respective realities as well as an image staged for the camera, documenting what represents them, and setting into perspective spaces created by the artists, and appropriated by the actors.
Guest curated by Cheryl Sim and Victoria Carrasco, PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art
Estás vendo coisas / You are seeing things
Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca
I’m No Longer Here
1 h 52 min
*Excluded from the screening, available on Netflix
Limited number of seats: first come, first seated.
The films will be presented in their original language.
Photo: Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, Estás vendo coisas/You are seeing things, 2017. Courtesy of the artists and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo/Rio de Janeiro