Mauricio Dias & Walter Riedweg {Brasil+Swiss}

26/11/2008 Wednesday, DigiLab AVU v Praze (university hall) U Akademie 4 Praha 7, start: 18:00, entry free

Since 1993, Dias & Riedweg have undertaken interdisciplinary art projects in the public space, while developing an interactive art practice which links together ethic and aesthetic questions. Dias & Riedweg are chosen as renowned and well-known artist, which appeared for example at Documenta XII in Kassel or 48th Venice Bienalle. Screening on Bio.avu.cz is their first presentation in Czech republic.

The media installation Funk Staden (2007) takes the life of the mercenary Hans Staden as its subject, who was captured by the Tupinambá people while in the service of a Portuguese expedition to Brazil in 1550. In 1557, he wrote a book about the tribe and its anthropophagic practices which played a significant role in strengthening the exercise of colonial violence. Dias & Riedweg transfer this story to the Funk culture of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro.

Introductory word Jan Brož.

Published : 01. 10. 2008
Author: Frantisek Zachoval
Category: Bio

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