Tuesday, October 14, 2014

We Are What We Lost | XIII OuUnPo Research Session

São Paulo | November 7-16, 2014 

OuUnPo, Vision Forum and Curatorial Mutiny are proud to announce:

We Are What We Lost

XIII OuUnPo Research Session | São Paulo | November 7-16, 2014
Curated by Sara Giannini.

We Are What We Lost is a mobile festival organised by the European artistic network OuUnPo | Ouvroir d’Univers Potentiels in cooperation with Brazilian artists, researchers and institutions. Each day a series of actions, talks, screenings, workshops and performances will be enacted in different venues and locations across São Paulo.

We Are What We Lost is the 13th session that the group arranges and will close the cycle “Catastrophe & Heritage” (2012-14) where OuUnPo has investigated crisis, conflict and how these affect the formation of identities. Previous sessions have been held in Beirut (2012), Tokyo (2013) and Gibellina (2014). In each country the group has explored different forms of collaborative expressions by working with local artists, curators, researchers and institutions.

Over the span of 10 days, We Are What We Lost will become a platform to experiment with disappearance as a metaphor and research question. The session will look at how loss influences our being in the present as well as in what way it affects our dialogue with the past. How do we take in voids and vestiges to generate sense and revisit memory? How do ruptures and new constellations shape our experience and understanding of time and temporality?
Looking at the history of Brazil we can see how the European colonization marked a fracture of the space-time continuum, of how life was constituted. It was an apocalypse that caused a violent upheaval in the history of the continent. Furthermore, the extermination of the native populations across the Americas contributed to shape the world we live in today. It created the basis for land and labour exploitation whose effects still lay the foundation for contemporary capitalism.

Within this framework OuUnPo along with local collaborators will investigate the heritage of catastrophe, a subject matter composed by conflictual histories, fragments and residuals. We Are What We Lost aims to untangle the potential of minor and nonlinear narratives through a curated series of events that brings together a rich variety of disciplines and perspectives into the arena of contemporary art.

The festival forms an immersive and itinerant palimpsest of events where the participation of local contributors, spaces, institutions and audiences will create new meetings and form unexpected alliances. The group will approach local collections in an interrogative manner but also work with impromptu situations, urban explorations as well as other forms of interventions in informal contexts. OuUnPo invites you to dig out the forgotten and wonders:

Are We What We Lost?


(click here to download detailed program in pdf)

07 Nov | Opening | Goethe Institut | R. Lisboa, 974
19:00 - 21:30 | with: Samon Takahashi, Jean-Louis Huhta, Leandro Cardoso Nerefuh

08 Nov | The Garden of Eden | MAC-USP & Museu de Arte Moderna | Ibirapuera Park
11:00 - 18:00 | with: Sara Giannini, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Clara Ianni,Vinicius Spricigo, Runo Lagomarsino

09 Nov | Snow is My Favorite Desert | Centro Cultural Sao Paulo | R.Vergueiro, 1000 15:00 - 17:30 | with: Jacopo Miliani, Ana Dupas,Thelma Bonavita

10 Nov | Coreografia para confluir | from Teatro Oficina to Oficina
Oswald de Andrade | from R. Jaceguai, 520 to R.Três Rios, 363
16:00 - 21:00 | with: Terreyro Coreografico, Andrea Tonacci, Giselda Pires de Lima, Maria Theresa Alves

11 Nov | Medi(t)ations | KUNSTHALLE São Paulo | R. dos Pinheiros, 411 19:00 - 21:00 | with: Videobrasil, Eléna Nemkova

12 Nov | Multi-Experiences | Pinacoteca do Estado de SP | Praça da Luz, 2 10:00 - 18:00 | with: Natasha Rosling, More Paper, Carla Zaccagnini, Videobrasil, Stephen Whitmarsh, Laercio Redondo

14 Nov | PreparedTalks | .Aurora | R.Aurora, 858
14:30 - 18:30 | with: Massimo Canevacci, Francesco Di Tillo, Gabriel Gutierrez, Videobrasil

15 Nov | Leaving Rooms | Casa do Povo | R.Três Rios, 252
14:30 - 20:00 | with: Gabriel Borba,Vinicius Spricigo, Olav Westphalen, Maurício Ianês, Pedro Cesarino, Fabio Morais

16 Nov | Communication without Words | SP Escola de Teatro | P. Roosevelt 14:00 - 21:00 | with: Jean-Louis Huhta, Fatos Ustek, Stephen Whitmarsh, Samon Takahashi, Gustavo Sol, Marcio Aquiles, Márcio-André, Dungeon Acid, Jacopo Miliani, Marcus Bastos and students from SP Escola deTeatro

The session is curated by Sara Giannini with Per Huttner. Curatorial assistant Gabriela Vanzetta.

OuUnPo is supported by Creed and the events are supported by the University of Linköping, Sweden; Goethe Institut, São Paulo; and the Embassy of Sweden in Brazil.

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