Screening of two poetic documentaries about contemporary American Politics, from the macro level of partisan politics to the micro level of identity politics. The pieces experiment with media activism while documenting personal perspectives on the 2016 presidential election. After the 23 minutes screening, two of the artists involved in the productions, Marcos Serafim and Jefferson Kielwagen, will be available for a conversation with the public.
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Marcos Serafim (Brazil, 1988) is an artist and filmmaker with a background in Film and Fine Arts. His artistic practice focuses on video art and video installation, investigating video anthropology and experimental documentary. Some of his major works are "O Artista tá nas Ruas”, a series of documentaries on street art in south Brazil; "Pretexto Performance", a series of performance art documentation pieces; and "Cacumbi do Itapocu", a documentary about an African-Brazilian popular festivity. Some of the venues in which he exhibited are the Mostra do Filme Livre and the Tarble Arts Center in Illinois, USA.
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Jefferson W. Kielwagen (Brazil, 1979) is an artist, activist and a professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), in Troy/NY. With a background in Industrial Design, History of Art and Fine Arts, his artistic practice is best described as intervention or social art, and his research investigates contemporary politics, violence and religion. Some of the major venues in which he exhibited are the Ghetto Biennale of Port-au-Prince, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in NYC, and the Coletiva de Artistas of the Joinville Art Museum, in Brazil. He has been involved in LGBT activism since 2009, when he participated in the production of the first Pride Parade of Joinville, Brazil.
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