Automatica

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03/10/2018 — 06/03/2018

Dreaming Awake

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Title Of PROJEcT

Dreaming Awake

where

Marres, Maastricht

VISITation

03/10/2018 – 06/03/2018

CURAtors

Luiza Mello

Valentijn Byvanck

ARTISts

Luiz Zerbini

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Dominique Gonzalez-Foester

PRODUction

Torsten Uerlings

Book design

João Doria

building installation team

Tymen Dekker

Looy Driesser

Jeroen Evertz

Ralf Nevels

Niklas van Woerden

Garden installation team

Robin Lock

Irene Walraven

Promenade 2/installation team

Martial Garfione

Milo Kusmic | 2K communicatie

SPIRAL FOREST/installation team

Roman Soroko | Eidotech

project collaborators

Yasmin Assade

Geralda Januário

Paulo Januário

photography

Rob van Hoorn

Gert Jan van Rooij

special thanks to

Automatica

Bill Bowen

Frederico Coelho

Drukkerij Tielen

Natacha Fink

Sebastiaan Hanekroot

Hexspoor

Ayumi Higuchi

Eduardo Kohn

Jorn Konijn

Mariana Mello

Marisa Mello

Jonas Ohlsson

Helena and John Plummer

Gladys Schincariol

Alexsandro Souza | Dinamo design

UNICUM

Hans Vissers

Stichting de Vrolijkheid

Team Marres

The exhibition Dreaming Awake presented a tropical forest in layers. The humidity, the heat, the sounds and a breath-taking multiplicity of species from the Amazon rainforest are invasive forms where the landscape imposes itself on us. Once inside, there is no way to escape. The pressure of the environment is so powerful and hypnotic that it leaves us in a dream-like state.

The project was developed by the curator, Luiza Mello, and the director of Marres, Valentijn Byvanck, in partnership with the artists Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Luiz Zerbini.

Luiz Zerbini transformed the groundfloor of the Marres into an immersive environment with real plants. Natureza espiritual da realidade – ‘The Spiritual Nature of Reality’ -, is an almost living picture where we are touched by the humidity, the heat, the smell of the damp earth and decomposing leaves, and where we marvel at the multiplicity of colours and forms carefully positioned in the space by the artist.

On mounting the stairs, the visitor comes face to face with new layers of this dreamed forest. In Promenade 2, the French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster invites us to tune out of the external world and experience the sound of a tropical storm. The space is empty; the architecture dissolves so that our attention focuses fully on the sonic environment.

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané presents the film Spiral Forest, where a camera rotates through the Atlantic Rainforest creating interconnected movements. The spectator’s body revolves around this continuous spiral and is projected inside the forest, entering into the flow of the image in the moment. The second work, Phantom, is a virtual reality environment where visitors enter and wander through a forest scanned in black and white, using an Oculus Rift.

The exhibition Dreaming Awake was held at Marres, Maastricht, Netherlands, between March 10th and June 3rd 2018.

01/18/2018 — 01/20/2018

DIGI –
Festival de Cultura Digital

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Title of PROJEct

DIGI – Festival de Cultura Digital

where

CCBB Rio de Janeiro

adress

R. Primeiro de Março – Centro, Rio de Janeiro

VISITation

01/18/2018 – 01/20/2018

From 9am to 9pm  

PRODuction

Automatica

CURARTOSHIP

Arthur Protasio e Henrique Granado

COORDINATION

Eva Doris Rosental

consulting

Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda

graphic project

Dínamo Design

Researching (DIGI CUBe)

Isabella Alvarez [Automatica Edições]

PRESS RELATIONS

Meise Halabi

digital media

14 agência de conteúdo estratégico 

SCENOGRAPHY

Cenografia.net

LIGHT DESIGN

BLight

audiovisual

On Projeções

Sound

Boca no Trombone

monitors coordination

Diogo Fernandes

MONITOrs

Amilton Folly, Ana Portocarrero , Anne Juliette, Ariel Carolina Mendonça, Caio Passos, Carol Cañellas, Clarissa Bernardo, Douglas Cunha, Eduardo Teixeira, Giovanna Dalforte, Isabella Alvarez, Jéssica Oggioni, Joyce Elisa , Karen de Moura, Larissa Marinho, Leandro Gonçalo, Letícia Linhares, Marco Antônio, Matheus Vieira, Mikey Vieira, Pedro Camelo, Raquel Cardoso, Renato Russo, Stênio Nóbrega , Taís Turaça, Vinícius dos Santos, Virgínia Adler, Wender Roberto

special thanks

Abragames, Akom Studio, Ana Paula D’Arievilo, Álvaro Piquet Pessoa, Gustavo Klein, RING, Théo Buarque de Hollanda, Virtopia, Voxels. To everyone who contributed by sending content. 

DIGI is a festival of entertainment and reflection built around five pillars: video, audio, games, virtual reality and literature. It was held in the Banco do Brasil Cultural Centre in Rio de Janeiro, on January 18th, 19th and 20th, 2018.

Under the general coordination of Eva Doris Rosental, consultancy of Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda and the curatorship of Arthur Protasio (creative director of Fableware Narrative Design) and Henrique Granado (chairman of Jedi Rio), the trans-media event is wide-ranging both in the number of its platforms and its content.

The curatorial focus on Brazilian digital production was reflected in a program where 90% of the attractions were home-grown, including 32 games, 74 videos (about black consciousness, gender and diversity, short films and web series, vlogs and fan-films). There were also 12 debates/lectures, talk shows and shows by Preta-Rara (a rapper, art-educator and creator of the web series “Nossa Voz Ecoa” – “Our Voice Echoes”), the orchestra Ritornello de Jedi (with a repertoire of soundtracks of video game, series and cartoons, for strings and voices) and by the band The Screeners, who present rock versions of the soundtracks of series, games and films.

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08/01/2017 — 09/22/2017

ARTESANIA FOTOGRÁFICA —
A construção e a desconstrução de imagem

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Title of project

Artesania Fotográfica

Curartoship

Marcia Mello

Artists

Francisco Moreira da Costa

Cris Bierrenbach

Roger Sassaki

Ailton Silva

Mauro Fainguelernt

Ricardo Hantzchel

Tiago Moraes

Regina Alvarez

Production

Automatica

Luiza Mello

Mariana Schincariol de Mello

Production’s Assistant

Leticia Libanio

Production’s Suport

Paulino Costa Neto

Manager

Marisa S. Mello

Graphic Design

Dínamo

Alexsandro Souza

Scene Sets

H. O. Silva Produções

Humberto Junior

Lighting

BeLight

Samuel Betts

Assembly

Ivar Rocha

Ivonne Villamil

Proofreading

Duda Costa

Translation

Christopher Burden

Press Consultants

Meise Halabi

Acknowledgments

Antonio Saggese

Fabian Alvarez

Marian Wolff Starosta

Villa Sophia

Support

Audi Magazine

Trip Editora

Museu de Arte do Rio

Conceived specially for the BNDES Cultural Space, Artesania Fotográfica presents the results of the research of seven Brazilian contemporary photographers, who opted to use alternative processes of image printing: daguerreotype, ambrotipia, platinum, cyanotype, albumin and calotype, techniques used from 1839 and practiced until the beginning of the 20th century by amateur and professional photographers.

The curator Marcia Mello chose works with a more classical language and also bring current issues of Francisco Moreira da Costa, Cris Bierrenbach, Roger Sassaki, Ailton Silva, Mauro Fainguelernt, Ricardo Hantzchel and Tiago Moraes.

The photographer Regina Alvarez (Rio de Janeiro, 1948-2007), pioneer in the use of alternative techniques of photography production and printing in Brazil, is being honored with presentation of documents, personal notes and works of her own.

05/06/2017 — 07/08/2017

TRAVESSIAS 5 —
Emergência

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PROJECT TITLE

Travessias 5: Emergência

CURARTOSHIP

Moacir dos Anjos

ARTISTS

Bárbara Wagner e Benjamin de Burca

Clara Ianni

Daniel Lima

Gustavo Speridião

Jaime Lauriano

Jota Mombaça

Lais Myrrha

Lourival Cuquinha

Mariana Lacerda e Pedro Marques

Marilá Dardot

Paulo Nazareth

Regina Parra

Rosana Palazyan

Thiago Martins de Melo

PLACE

Galpão Bela Maré

VISITATION

06/05/17 a 08/07/19

REALIZATION

Observatório de Favelas, Automatica e Rua Arquitetos

PRODUCTION

Automatica

Luiza Mello

Mariana Schincariol de Mello

Marisa S. Mello

DESIGN

Quinta-feira

DIRECTION

Observatório de Favelas

Jailson de Souza e Silva

Jorge Luiz Barbosa

Eduardo Alves

Elionalva Sousa Silva

Raquel Willadino Braga

PRODUCTION BELA MARÉ

Alexandre Silva

PRODUCTION OF MOBILIZATION

Geisa Lino

ARCHITETURE

Rua Arquitetos

Pedro Évora

Olivia Vigneron

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Quinta-feira

DIGITAL MEDIA

Observatório de Favelas (Agência Diálogos)

PRESS

Observatório de Favelas

Piê Garcia

Priscila Rodrigues

MOBILIZATION

Redes da Maré

Eliana Sousa Silva

Alberto Aleixo

EDUCATIVE PROGRAM

COORDINATION

Janis Clémen

EDUCATORS

Letícia Souza

Michelle Barros

Daniel Remilik

Jean Carlos Azuos

Cobertura Fotográfica

Observatório de Favelas (Agência Diálogos)

Douglas Lopes

Gabriela Carrera

AUDIOVISUAL

Observatório de Favelas (Agência Diálogos)

LIGHT DESIGN

BLight

Samuel Betts

CARETAKER

Luiz Gonzaga dos Santos

CLEANING

Marcia da Silva Pereira

The fifth edition of the exhibition Travessias (Crossings), open to the public from May 6th to July 8th 2017, was curated by Moacir dos Anjos and presents work by 16 artists. Travessias is an initiative of the Observatório de Favelas and the producer Automatica, in collaboration with Rua Arquitetos and Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré. The aim of the project is to stage an exhibition on contemporary art exhibition in the Maré favela complex, annually, together with talks, workshops and educational activities. The crossing that the project proposes extends beyond the geographical dimension that its title and location suggest, and also refers to the scale and diversity of the dialogue that art can have with society.

Under the title EMERGÊNCIA (Emergency), the exhibition makes reference both to the urgency of the times we are living in and the emergence of images and gestures that confront the regressive social forces that persist in Brazil today.

EMERGÊNCIA comprises work produced by 16 artists from different backgrounds and present in a variety of media. These are: Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca, Clara Ianni, Daniel Lima, Gustavo Speridião, Jaime Lauriano, Jota Mombaça, Lais Myrrha, Lourival Cuquinha, Mariana Lacerda and Pedro Marques, Marilá Dardot, Paulo Nazareth, Regina Parra, Rosana Palazyan and Thiago Martins de Melo. In formulating answers to the urgent issues arising in Brazil, the works of these artists play their part in creating more critical and inclusive modes of representing contemporary Brazil.

05/27/2017 — 07/23/2017

Fabio Cardoso —
Quase Pinturas

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PROJECT TITTLE

Quase pinturas

CURATORSHIP

Agnaldo Farias

ARTIST

Fabio Cardoso

PLACE

Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro

ADRESS

Rua Almirante Barroso, 25

VISITATION

27/05/17 a 23/07/17

PRODUÇÃO local

Automatica

DESIGN

Gisela Domschke

Ally Fukumoto

LIGHTING PROJECT

Samuel Betts Blight

ASSEMBLING

André Renauld

Ivar Rocha

PRESS RELATIONS

Meise Halabi

From May 27th to July 23rd 2017, Caixa Cultural Rio is staging the exhibition Quase pinturas, by the artist Fabio Cardoso. The exhibition comprises a series of 13 figurative oil paintings, bearing the same name, never before seen in Rio. Curated by the art critic Agnaldo Frias.

In creating these works, Fabio Cardoso starts out with a canvas covered in black paint; he then removes the paint to reveal scenes registered with a cell-phone camera. Finally, the artist places a thin layer of transparent or coloured oil paint over the canvas, that suggests a stain – a fine coat of paint applied to the painting, revealing the ink underneath – conferring a unique luminosity on the works.

The act of removing ink from the canvas to create this series renders it similar to the sculptural process, with the raw material being sculpted to reveal the forms. Hence the title, Quase pinturas (Almost Paintings)

03/20/2017 — 05/19/2017

Marcelo Silveira –
Residência Belo Jardim

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PROJECT TITTLE

Ciclo de exposições artísticas em Belo Jardim

CURATORSHIP

Kiki Mazuchelli

Cristiana Tejo

ARTIST

Marcelo Silveira

PLACE

Belo Jardim

VISITATION

20/03/2017 a 19/05/2017

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION

Automatica

Luiza Mello

Mariana Schincariol de Mello

MANAGER

Marisa S. Mello

DESIGN

Priscila Gonzaga

ARTIST ASSISTANT’S

Barbara Amorim

Ana

Aline

Monica Silveira

PRESS RELATIONS

Mariana Olveira

VIDEOS

João Lucas Melo / Jacaré Vídeo

LOCAL PRODUCTION AND CURATOR ASSISTANT

André Vieira

EDUCATORS

Antônio Wellington

Martha Ferreira

Vanessa Melo

Pierre Tenório

PHOTOGRAPHY

Bernardo Teshima

On March 20th 2017, the Residência Belojardim project began, in the city of Belo Jardim, 180 km from Recife. With the curatorship of Cristiana Tejo and Kiki Mazzucchelli, it begins with a two month residence by the artist Marcelo Silveira in the town. The general idea is to bring contemporary artists to Belo Jardim,  to encourage contact between local people and the visual arts.

Residência Belojardim is a long-term project that seeks to prompt discussions about the sociocultural meaning of the term northeast and the region’s art legacy today, based on an in-situ experience in the city of Belo Jardim. Each year, an artist will be invited to live in the city for a period of two months, and develop specially commissioned projects for the local context. The Residência Belojardim project also provides for the holding of a series of parallel events that will be developed in close dialogue with the proposals of the resident artists, which may include talks, performances, film showings, workshops and other activities.

During his stay in the city, Marcelo Silveira has presented eight works, focusing on a different one each week. The artist has transformed the old candy factory, Mariola, into his studio, and here he holdslunch meetings with different groups from the city . The idea is that the work of the week, its artistic philosophy andreflections can shape the conversation: “It’s at the table that the best conversations take place, hence our proposal to bring people together around it. The focus is not on the food, which is an secondary element of the process,” he explains. The Belo Jardim studio was opened up to welcome those interested in engaging in dialogue. Silveira has a particular concern with the need to develop pacts, exchanges and conversations. The artist intends to cast a sensitive eye over the city, finding beauty and aesthetic pleasure in places and practices that perhaps pass unnoticed in its day-to-day life.

05/21/16 -— 06/03/16

Gabriela Machado
Things That Fit in My Hand

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PROJECT TITTLE

Things That Fit in My Hand

PLACE

MAM RJ

ADRESS

Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 85,

Parque do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro

VISITATION

de terça a sexta-feira,

das 12h às 18h.

sábados e domingos,

das 11h às 18h

PRODUCTION

Automatica

Luiza Mello

LIGHTING

Blight

CENOGRAPHY

HO Produções e Eventos

In his History of Eternity, Jorge Luis Borges said “in Plato’s Timaeus, we read that time is an moving image of eternity; and  that it is just a chord that distracts no one from the conviction that eternity is an image made from the substance of time. This image, this coarse word enriched by human discord, is what I propose to historicize. Gabriela Machado, in the exhibition Things that fit in my hand produces herown narrative about time. A non-linear time, composed of labyrinths and sculpted by hands. The result of 3 years’ work, the sculptures in this exhibition show the result of a formalization of the passing of time and how it can be represented based on a perception of space.

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