A Certain Brazilianness, 2004-2005

In the endeavor to find an alternative way of working, A Certain Brazilianness became the title of a multidisciplinary project, based on relations and resonances. In a heterogeneous Brazilian culture a number of significant strategies, partly stemming from the social sphere, have led to impressive moments of production. We can mention the modernist movement in the 1920’s, which launched the term “antropofagia” (literally: cannibalism) as a cultural strategy.

The location, which was chosen for a productive event, a Polyphonic Stage, was a little temporary building ‘a parasite’ (architect: Alex van de Beld of ONIX), located next to a primary school in Hoogvliet, a post war satellite town of Rotterdam.

The location was literarily used as a film set, but at the same time as editing room and as projection screen. The set design is by Milica Topalovic.

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Wendelien van Oldenborgh
A Certain Brazilianness, 2004
Polyphonic Stage
Wendelien van Oldenborgh
A Certain Brazilianness, 2004
Polyphonic Stage
Wendelien van Oldenborgh
A Certain Brazilianness, 2004
Polyphonic Stage