VIVE LE CAPITAL has been selected to screen at KINO DER KUNST—a first time event presenting films by visual artists who take cinema beyond its traditional boundaries and explore new narrative forms. I’m humbled to show alongside some of my favorite artists like: Rä di Martino, Guido van der Werve, Uriel Orlow and Omer Fast.

KINO DER KUNST: April 24 to 28, 2013 in Munich, Germany.

VIVE LE CAPITAL exhibitions

I’m very pleased to announce that VIVE was chosen for the 18th edition of Videobrasil. 90 works were selected from 2000 proposals from 34 countries. Videobrasil will take place in São Paulo later this year.
Happening soon:
The SF Indie Film Fest: Showing under the shorts screening, Defying The Limits at the Roxie theater. Sun, 2/10 2:46 PM / Tue, 2/12 7:15 PM
Still ongoing:
MACRO Museum, Rome: Curated by Micol Di Veroli Through 17.03.2013
And in NYC with the non-for profit No Longer Empty in LIC: Through 03.13.2013

the artist E. S. Mayorga awarded me with this skull goblet filled with Brazilian candy and a can of beer by its side (all gone immediately). it was a part of the alternative award ceremony in Videobrasil for best in show. I was deeply touched by this gesture, because when I make my work, I make it for you—my friends. so knowing that the work matters to you, makes the tough times worth it.This picture was taken in my studio in Brooklyn. The goblet made it all the way back. Eduardo, thank you. Thank you Fede, and everyone else involved.

our mutual friend, Christopher Eamon, introduced me to Gianfranco Foschino. Christopher curated a lovely show of Gianfranco’s work at I-20 gallery in NY last year. Gianfranco makes subtle videos that have a dialogue with painting. I especially like the white frames that encase the flat screens, and the way in which they are embedded into the wall. Sounds like too much attention to form, but it actually lets you focus on the content.
With Gianfranco on the left, and with Ju, the forever inspiring good vibes Juliane Elting:
Rafa on the last day:
and different flavors, but still break up. funnies.
a special thanks to a wonderful lady, Solange Farkas, here introducing filmmaker Karim Ainouz:
goodbye SESC_Pompeia and purple blossom in the spring:

Sala São Paulo

Everyone I come across is so open and nice. When you meet people in Sao Paulo, you kiss nice to meet you. This made me want to move here right away.

On my flight to SP, a nice man who did not want to sleep, told me everything you have to know about Brazil. He also mentioned a train station that had been converted into a concert hall. Two days later, I met Kathy, a nice lady who happen to have five tickets to the Saturday (and second) concert of the Ensemble Orchestral De Paris conducted by the enigmatic Laurence Equilbey. We arrived late and waited outside for the encore, which was one of the most beautiful things I’ve heard in my life. We sat in the third row, and I don’t think I had ever heard such nuance. You could hear everything.
the concert hall
Thank you, Kathy.

videobrasil team Marina Torre and Rafael Moretti. Super obrigada, guys. Marina is the tech powerhouse, and Rafa is everything else.
Sergio Edelsztein of CCA Tel Aviv and Benjamin Seroussi of CCJ Sao Paulo. waiting for another caipirinha with cachaça.
Benjamin Seroussi (FR/BR), Eduardo de Jesus (BR), Ali Cherri (FR/LEB):
cashew fruit
apt building on the way to the Biennale of Sao Paulo. the architecture here is varied and un-US usual.
Aaron G Cezar and Basma Alsharif near the Biennale building:go basma!
this artist takes old school seriously. this iphone cover is from Singapore. his SESC is, of course, Pompeia:
Juliane and Natasha Mendonca from India at lunch in SESC_Belenzinho. I can’t have enough. Where is your SESC?
i’m sure there will be more from Natasha soon. when I watched her film Jan Villa at VidB, it hit me about half way through, as soon as i saw this image, that this was a film i had heard lots about and really wanted to see:
Jan Villa is a beautiful film shot in india and its elusive narrative hits you just enough. the music, which Natasha also made herself, hits you in the guts when you least expect it. It’s abstract and narrative and beautiful and engaging all at once. one of my favorite works for sure.

panoramas do sol people

videobrazil panoramas do sol at SESC_Belenzinho:
This SESC is a nice one with a swimming pool and a waterfall. There are so many great works in the show! More on that soon. Here are some people:

Juliane and Aaron G Cezar of The Delfina Foundation, London, are contemplating the possibility of adopting a child:
Oops, they got one! And she looks like them.
Aya Eliav and Ofir Feldman from Israel put together a TV show, which we experienced live. They interpreted and re-enacted a few performance pieces, in this case, Marina and Ulay’s “AAA AAA” from 1978 which you can see here.
The show will be broadcast on SESC TV. Notice the mean judges behind the table.
in Sao Paulo, they broadcast performance art on TV, and they also sell books in vending machines in the Metro:
Basma Alsharif from Palestine/US in front of curiously many Nietzsche books. Is god dead?

And in the kiosk upstairs near our local luncheonette, they sell Crime and Punishment, Kafka and Playboy. Probably because of the good articles.
Check out Shaun Gladwell:
It was after karaoke night in little Japan. Federico Lamas from Argentina and myself sang a duet, in which we honored the too big to be honored, the everyday man, Olafur. You can do it too! Substitute Voulez-Vous for Olafur, and you have it made.
[ Shaun Gladwell from Australia is riding a found Olafur ]

And here’s Fede exercising his superpowers:
he does it so well:

fede powers

Olafur Eliasson at SESC_Pompeia and Pinacoteca do Estado

There are a few installations in this SESC, but my favorite is the disorienting fog room. This is Dirceu Maués from Brazilia:

Another Eliasson piece at Pinacoteca do Estado museum:and another lady in a similar gesture by Victor Brecheret from 1922 entitled impassive muse (Musa Impassivel):
she’s amazing:
ooh the hand: