Rua de Mão Única no SeMa

Installation view at SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2016, Image courtesy of Seoul Museum of Art

Cinthia Marcelle & Tiago Mata Machado

Rua de M?o ?nica [One Way Street], 2013, Video, 16:9, 8 min. 40 sec., Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Vermelho, 1000

 

Created together by artist Cinthia Marcelle and filmmaker Tiago Mata Machado, Rua de M?o ?nica [One Way Street] is a work about the constant conflicts occurring in society. On a dimly lit street, people walk or run from the left side of the screen, gathering together on the right side of the screen. They join forces, pushing against something that cannot be seen on the right side of the screen. When someone standing in the middle throws up a flare like a signal, people scream, throw things, and disperse and disappear. Whatever had been the target of the demonstration on the opposite side is burning, but this can only be perceived through the sound of the flames and reflection of the quick flashes of the blaze. The protest scene is like a one-way street; the physical clash of the protestors can be seen but their target is not revealed. But, viewing this causes us to continuously imagine the form on the opposite side. In lieu of an explanation of their work, the artists have provided the following text.

“The destructive character sees nothing permanent. But for this very reason he sees ways everywhere. Where others encounter walls or mountains, there, too, he sees a way. But because he sees a way everywhere, he has to clear things from it everywhere. Not always by brute force; sometimes by the most refined. Because he sees ways everywhere, he always stands at a crossroads. No moment can know what the next will bring. What exists he reduces to rubble —not for the sake of rubble, but for that of the way leading through it.” [Walter Benjamin, “The Destructive Character” (1931), Selected Writing, Volume 2: 1927?1934, trans. Edmund Jephcott (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1999), 542.]

Cinthia Marcelle & Tiago Mata Machado

Cinthia Marcelle
b. 1974. Lives and works in S?o Paulo.?
Cinthia Marcelle was born 1974 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Partner of Kat?sia Filmes, production company dedicated to the creation and research of cinema and art, based in Belo Horizonte. She graduated in fine arts from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 1997?1999. Her work has been commissioned for significant group exhibitions including the Biennal de la Habana, 2006; Lyon Biennale, 2007;?Panorama da Arte Brasileira, S?o Paulo and Madrid, 2007?2008; Bienal de S?o Paulo, 2010;?No Lone Zone, Tate Modern, London, 2012; Triennial of New Museum, New York, 2012; Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico City, 2012; Dundee Contemporary Art, Scotland, 2012; Bienal do Mercosul, 2013?2014; Istanbul Biennial, 2013; Sharjah Biennial, 2013?2015,Secession, Vienna, 2014. She was awarded the International Prize for Performance, Trento, 2006; TrAIN Artist in Residency award at Gasworks, London, 2009; and The Future Generation Art Prize, Kiev, 2010. This year she was invited to produce a new solo show at Duplex Gallery, MoMA PS1, New York.

Tiago Mata Machado
b. 1973. Lives and works in Belo Horizonte.
Tiago Mata Machado was born 1973 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is the partner of Kat?sia Filmes, a production company dedicated to the creation and research of cinema and art, based in Belo Horizonte. He earned a Master’s degree in Multimedia by the Art Institute of Campinas State University (Unicamp) and worked as a cinema critic for the newspaper Folha de S?o Paulo from 2000 to 2006. He is today curator and filmmaker, author of the feature-length films O Quadrado de Joana, 2006; The Residents, internationally released in the Festival of Berlin 2011 and award winner at the Cinema Festival of Bras?lia 2010 and the Festival of Tiradentes 2011; and The Sleepwalkers (in editing process). Machado is co-author of the experimental videos Black Hole, New Museum, New York; Biennial of S?o Paulo, 2010; The Century, New Museum Triennial, New York, 2012; Biennial of Istanbul, 2013; Platform and One Way Street, released in the International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2014. He also photographed and co-directed with Cinthia Marcelle the videos 475 Volver, Cruzada, Leitmotiv and Autom?vel.

Frames by Bernard Machado

Rua de M?o ?nica [One Way Street], 2013, Video, 16:9, 8 min. 40 sec., Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Vermelho

, 1000

Created together by artist Cinthia Marcelle and filmmaker Tiago Mata Machado, Rua de M?o ?nica [One Way Street] is a work about the constant conflicts occurring in society. On a dimly lit street, people walk or run from the left side of the screen, gathering together on the right side of the screen. They join forces, pushing against something that cannot be seen on the right side of the screen. When someone standing in the middle throws up a flare like a signal, people scream, throw things, and disperse and disappear. Whatever had been the target of the demonstration on the opposite side is burning, but this can only be perceived through the sound of the flames and reflection of the quick flashes of the blaze. The protest scene is like a one-way street; the physical clash of the protestors can be seen but their target is not revealed. But, viewing this causes us to continuously imagine the form on the opposite side. In lieu of an explanation of their work, the artists have provided the following text.

“The destructive character sees nothing permanent. But for this very reason he sees ways everywhere. Where others encounter walls or mountains, there, too, he sees a way. But because he sees a way everywhere, he has to clear things from it everywhere. Not always by brute force; sometimes by the most refined. Because he sees ways everywhere, he always stands at a crossroads. No moment can know what the next will bring. What exists he reduces to rubble —not for the sake of rubble, but for that of the way leading through it.” [Walter Benjamin, “The Destructive Character” (1931), Selected Writing, Volume 2: 1927?1934, trans. Edmund Jephcott (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1999), 542.]

Cinthia Marcelle & Tiago Mata Machado

Cinthia Marcelle
b. 1974. Lives and works in S?o Paulo.?
Cinthia Marcelle was born 1974 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Partner of Kat?sia Filmes, production company dedicated to the creation and research of cinema and art, based in Belo Horizonte. She graduated in fine arts from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 1997?1999. Her work has been commissioned for significant group exhibitions including the Biennal de la Habana, 2006; Lyon Biennale, 2007;?Panorama da Arte Brasileira, S?o Paulo and Madrid, 2007?2008; Bienal de S?o Paulo, 2010;?No Lone Zone, Tate Modern, London, 2012; Triennial of New Museum, New York, 2012; Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico City, 2012; Dundee Contemporary Art, Scotland, 2012; Bienal do Mercosul, 2013?2014; Istanbul Biennial, 2013; Sharjah Biennial, 2013?2015,Secession, Vienna, 2014. She was awarded the International Prize for Performance, Trento, 2006; TrAIN Artist in Residency award at Gasworks, London, 2009; and The Future Generation Art Prize, Kiev, 2010. This year she was invited to produce a new solo show at Duplex Gallery, MoMA PS1, New York.

Tiago Mata Machado
b. 1973. Lives and works in Belo Horizonte.
Tiago Mata Machado was born 1973 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is the partner of Kat?sia Filmes, a production company dedicated to the creation and research of cinema and art, based in Belo Horizonte. He earned a Master’s degree in Multimedia by the Art Institute of Campinas State University (Unicamp) and worked as a cinema critic for the newspaper Folha de S?o Paulo from 2000 to 2006. He is today curator and filmmaker, author of the feature-length films O Quadrado de Joana, 2006; The Residents, internationally released in the Festival of Berlin 2011 and award winner at the Cinema Festival of Bras?lia 2010 and the Festival of Tiradentes 2011; and The Sleepwalkers (in editing process). Machado is co-author of the experimental videos Black Hole, New Museum, New York; Biennial of S?o Paulo, 2010; The Century, New Museum Triennial, New York, 2012; Biennial of Istanbul, 2013; Platform and One Way Street, released in the International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2014. He also photographed and co-directed with Cinthia Marcelle the videos 475 Volver, Cruzada, Leitmotiv and Autom?vel.

Installation view at SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2016, Image courtesy of Seoul Museum of Art

Frames by Bernard Machado

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