13 November 2008

Bringing Brazil to Colchester

Colchester Campus

Either Walk on water of Fly

A Cannes Festival winning film will be shown as part of a Brazilian visual arts programme at the University.

Muro, directed by Tião, received the Short Film Prize "Un Regard Neuf" (A New Look) at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. It will be shown, along with videos and short films by other Brazilian artists, by the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA) on Monday 17 November.

Curator Caroline Menezes explains: ‘Video art is flourishing in Brazil and offers unique insights into aspects of the country's uneven development and the diversity of its hybrid culture. Through the eyes of video artists we can access the heterogeneous, and sometimes divergent, production of the largest Latin America country.’

‘This special event provides an opportunity to see a range of material not readily available elsewhere: work by the artist Ana Maria Maiolino (part of UECLAA). together with recent work by contemporary Brazilian video art makers Lourival Cuquinha, Maria Lucia Cattani, Cezar Migliorin, Gregório Graziosi and the collective of artists Gráfica Utópica - O Circo dos Sonhos.’

The artist Lourival Cuquinha and director Tião will be attending the event, at 7.30pm in the Lakeside Theatre, to introduce their work and answer any questions.

For more information, please contact Caroline Menezes, Assistant Director of UECLAA. on telephone: 01206 873971 or e-mail: cmenezes@essex.ac.uk

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Notes to editors:
The attached picture is from Either Walk on water or Fly by the collective of artists Gráfica Utópica - O Circo dos Sonhos. Further photographs from this programme are available.

The Brazilian Video Art and Short Film Evening takes place at 7.30pm on Monday 17 November, in the Lakeside Theatre at the University’s Colchester Campus. For more information, please contact Caroline Menezes, Assistant Director of UECLAA. on telephone: 01206 873971 or e-mail: cmenezes@essex.ac.uk


Contacts
For further information please contact the University of Essex Communications Office on telephone: 01206 874377 or e-mail: comms@essex.ac.uk.

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