SPECIAL SECTION | CURATORSHIP BY ANA SIQUEIRA
• COSMOPOETICS OF THE (IN)VISIBLE #4 •
Furtive Bodies I
CANADA/UNITED STATES, 2017, 23’
by Ephraim Asili
Shot along the Detroit River, Fluid Frontiers explores the relationship between concepts of resistance and liberation, exemplified by the Underground Railroad, Broadside Press, and artworks of local Detroit Artists. All of the poems are read from original copies of Broadside Press publications by natives of the Detroit/Windsor region, and were shot without rehearsal.
UNITED STATES/ TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 2014, 17’
by Vashti Harrison
Field Notes is an experimental portrait of the ghosts embedded in the culture of the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. The film is structured as a visual and aural field guide to the ghosts spirits and jumbies throughout the island: from personal tales about shapeshifters and bloodsuckers to the ghosts of Trinidad's past. The film focuses on the places where the natural and supernatural collide.
JAMAICA/UNITED STATES, 2016, 12’
by Ephraim Asili
The treaty signed under British governor Edward Trelawny granted Cudjoe’s Maroons 1,500 acres of land between their strongholds of Trelawny Town and Accompong in the Cockpits. Cudjoe, a leader of the Maroons, is said to have united them in their fight for autonomy under the Kindah Tree — a large, ancient mango tree that still stands to this day. The tree symbolizes the kinship of the community on its common land.
JAMAICA/ARGENTINA/FRANCE/UNITED KINGDOM, 2018, 6’
by Cecilia Bengolea
Filmed in October 2017 during the floods in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Lightning Dance
investigates the influence of the indeterminate electric weather on bodily imagination. The black-and-white video features several young Jamaicans who, in company of the artist, perform solo and group dance routines next to a roadside shack, while tropical rain and sweat dissolve the boundaries between outdoors and indoors, merging nature and human into one unit.
SPECIAL SECTION | COSMOPOETICS OF THE (IN)VISIBLE #4
COSMO 4 | 58' | ALL AGES
November 12nd (8 p.m.) to November 14th (8 p.m.) - BRT
November 13rd (8 p.m.) - BRT
Cine Humberto Mauro - Palácio das Artes
Daily ticket distribution stars at 12 p.m. at Cinem Humberto Mauro box office. Maximum one ticket per person for each section of the day.