On view | “The Century” and “One Way Street” videos by Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata Machado

(São Paulo, Brazil)

An exhibition with the videos “The Century” and “One Way Street”, made by artist Cinthia Marcelle and filmmaker Tiago Mata Machado, is currently on view at Galeria Vermelho.

Made in 2011, a result of an association between the artist Cinthia Marcelle and filmmaker Tiago Mata Machado, “The Century” has figured in several international exhibitions, like the last Istanbul Biennial, in 2013.

In a road, apparently quiet, something is seen being thrown from one end to the other, an object that is hit back and forth (from outside the frame) and back again to the scene. Soon, other objects are thrown, filling up the frame: rocks, boots, helmets, uniforms, broom sticks, a steering wheel, a wheel, a toilet pipe, tools, a tub, tires, buckets, domestic appliances, a whole world that comes to the surface in a stream that converts, immediately, in something similar to a ruin. From the opposite side, from where the objects where thrown, a strike-back is planned; gas bombs are thrown at the other end of the square, spreading smoke throughout the area. Soon, under the same fog, a new conflict is about to hatch in some other place, retaking the conflicts and human passions that life is about, the beauty and horror of a century.

A more recent collaboration between Cinthia and Machado, “One Way Street”, made in 2013, premiered worldwide in the Rotterdam cinema festival. The film, according to the artists, is an alternate perspective to “The Century”. It reveals the physical conflict between the absent protestors in “The Century”. Both videos point out the constant conflict between politics and society.

“The Century” and “One Way Street”, by Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata Machado
From 15th April to 10th May
Tues – Fri, 10am to 7pm
Sat 11am to 5pm

Galeria Vermelho
Rua Minas Gerais, 350
São Paulo
55 11 3138.1520

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