VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre


Three films by Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca

04 Jun - 08 Sept 2019 |

Artists Talk
Thursday August 1st at 4.30pm, VISUAL
Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca talk with Dr Caoimhín Mac Giolla Leith about their work, Irish residency and new Irish commission.

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VISUAL Carlow are delighted to present the first exhibition of artists Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin De Burca’s work in Ireland. YOU ARE SEEING THINGS, a triptych of films Faz Que vai / Set To Go(2015), Estás Vendo Coisas / You Are Seeing Things (2016) and Terremoto Santo / Holy Tremor (2017).

These three short, narrative works blend fiction and documentary.Through music, dialogue and dance the artists evoke the complex interconnectedness in Brazilian popular culture of class, gender, race, religion and the economy.

Together these films bear witness to the powerful do-it-yourself culture in Northeast Brazil that is helping to shape a new collective identity through new music and dance cultures, and emergent religious movements.

Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca are currently representing Brazil at the Venice Biennale with the work Swinguerra May 11–November 24, 2019.

Associated Programme:

VISUAL Carlow and Temple Bar Gallery + Studio are delighted to announce the development of a major new film project by artists Wagner/De Burca in 2019.The artists will be take up residencies in Dublin, Carlow and Liverpool later this year as they research and produce a new film exploring Ireland’s trad and country music scenes. The work will be exhibited at VISUAL and TBG+S in summer 2020, and at the Bluecoat Liverpool later in Autumn 2020. This work has also been supported by the Arts Council with a touring award which will take it to Galway Film Fleadh, The Willie Clancy Festival, Sirius Arts Centre, Wexford Arts Centre and The Model Arts Centre.

Film credits:

FAZ QUE VAISET TO GOVideo installation, 4K,HD, colour, sound, 16:9, 12mins, 2015Dancers: Ryan Neves, Bhrunno Henryque, Eduarda Lemos, Edson Vogue. Cinematographer: Pedro Sotera. Camera assistant: Raphael Malta Clasen. Electricians: Alexandre Aranha, Fernando. Production assistant: Bia Lima. Make up artists: Rodrigo, Eva Ve- Nenosa. Editing: Edu Serrano. Colourist: Pablo N. Sound- track: Cicero Batom, Wellington Jamaica, Waltingho D’Souza Or Questra Popular Da Bomba Do Hmemterio. Recording and Mixing: Jeferson Japa. Shot on location in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil in March 2015. ESTAS VENDO COISASYOU ARE SEEING THINGSVideo installation, 4K, HD, colour, sound, 5:1, 16:9, 16min16s, 2016

Casting: MC Porck Dayana Paixao, Alan Ka, Dedesso, Sillynha, MC Meta Safadao, Dany Bala, Al- Lany Carvalho, Jurema Fox, JJ Óculos, Lucas Santos, Neguin Do Charme, DJ Jadson, Fernan-Do Pato, Vitor Rona E Italo Monteiro ( Prorec Filmes).
Cinematographer: PEDRO SOTERO. Assistant director: JERÔNIMO LEMOS. Camera assistant: Raphael Malta Clasen. Sound recordist: Phelipe Joannes and Salua Oliveira. Electricians: Alexandra Aranha and Fernando Marinho Executive production: Carol Vergolino and Daiane Dultra (Alumia). Production assistant: Lara Mafra. Editing: Rodrigo Carneiro. Finishing: Frederico Benevides. Original Soundtrack: Dany Bala and Tiquinho Lira (Studio Grife). Sound editing, mixing and mastering: Daniel Turini and Fernando Henna (Confraria de Sons e Charutos). Transcription, trans- lation and subtitles: Daniel Chadiek (4 Estações). Sponsored by: Fundo de Incentivo à Cultura do Estado de Pernambuco, Funcultura/ Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Bienal de São Paulo, Solo Shows. Shot in the nightclub Planeta Show, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, in June 2015.

TERREMOTO SANTOHOLY TREMORVideo installation, 4K, HD, colour, sound, 5:1. 16:9, 15min, 2017

Cinematographer: Pedro Sotero Executive producer: Cecília da Fonte Sound design: Guga Rocha.Original Soundtrack: Carlos Sá. With: Tacyana Silva, Joalysson Ander- son, Ana Clea Gomes, Caique Alves, Jeiziane Maria, Aline Silva, Ozeias Souza, Tania Marques. Shot in various location in Pernambuco, Brazil. February 2017

Image Credit: Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, Estas Vendo Coisas / You Are Seeing Things, 2016. Courtesy: Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo/Rio de Janeiro.