Cais do corpo

Dir: Virginia de Medeiros
Mostra: I don't believe in a God that doesn't know how to dance
7' . 2015 . RJ

Synopsis

Shot during the “revitalization” process of Mauá Square, in the port area of Rio de Janeiro, this film shows the transformations the place has suffered, told through the universe of prostitution, which was first instituted in the region in 1930. In this place, prostitution is seen through its social and political dimension: while voices narrate the violence and oppression of the urban planning project that happened without actual planning, bodies affirm, through their eroticism and performativity, their resistance to this model. Courtesy by Galeria Nara Roesler.

Rating 16 years

Screening: november 18 at 17h

Credits

Festivals and Awards

  • World Première

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Virginia de Medeiros

Born in 1973, she lives and works in São Paulo. In her artistic practices, based mainly on the use of video and installation, the artist appropriates documentary strategies to review the ways of interpreting otherness, borrowing from anthropological and ethnographic research. She took part on the 32nd Panorama de Arte Brasileira,, in MAM museum in São Paulo (2011), on the 2nd Luanda Triennial (2010), Angola, and on the 27th São Paulo Biennial (2006).