WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT US

2015

OUR CAPACITY TO DREAM IS ENTIRELY CONNECTED TO OUR CAPACITY TO IMAGINE

IT IS OUR CAPACITY TO IMAGINE THAT LEADS US TO PROJECT AND CREATE NEW WORLDS AND REALITIES.

EVERYTHING YOU SEE AND READ RIGHT NOW IS THE FRUIT OF YOUR IMAGINATION.

 

A collective imagination which forms a network and seeks transformation, that begins to understand that the creative process is a space of decisions, of choices and of power, and that it is through power that we create symbolic meanings that makes sense of the world.

By strolling through this interactive and expressive space-time, we are able not only to project solidarity and beauty, but also to promote micro-revolutions, to decolonize thought and to hack into the eyes of those who see us. And what would it be to exercise this creative power throughout all the different black cultures of the world, using Afro-Brazilian cultures and its motions as inspiration? How to create exercises towards freedom that create new memories and narrate, today, who we will become, tomorrow, using our ancestrality through technology?

AfroTranscendence is the fruit of this disquietude, a desire built at light speed. Immersed in this experience for 3 days at Red Bull Station, we will be able to meet, to question, to shake things up, to experiment, to reassemble, to overcome. To Transcend.

 

WE ARE WHAT YOUR IMAGINATION MAKES US FROM WHAT WE, TOGETHER, ACHIEVED:
THE ABILITY TO DREAM, TO IMAGINE AND TO LET AFROTRANSCENDENCE EXIST.

MENTORS

The Selected for Immersion

  • Alessandra Regina Gama
  • Aline de Souza Motta
  • Aryani de Almeida Marciano
  • Cristiana Fernandes de Souza
  • Dalton Oliveira de Paula
  • Domitila de Paulo Pacheco
  • Elisa Marta de Sena
  • Elitom Tadeu de Jesus
  • Fernando Carmo da Silva
  • Hércules Laino de Olivera
  • Ivan Monteiro Feitosa
  • Luara Pereira Monteiro
  • Lucas dos Santos Pereira
  • Maitê de Oliveira Freitas
  • Mariela da Silva Santiago Laban
  • Neomisia Moraes Silvestre
  • Raphael de Jesus Fidelis
  • Renata Cilene Martins
  • Rodrigo Tales Santana Bueno
  • Safira Moreira dos Santos
  • Tenka Dara Pinho

All that wiil be said now is a figment of your imagination.

A collective imagination that drives an action, a construction,

To act, imagine, dream, draw.
They are marks loose on skin, in a world that shares memories, images, desires.
This trembling body, shivering with affection, builds worlds and moves to transform.

What is outlined through the meeting of a people whose legacy is separation?

AfroTranscendence is a bridge, a route, a path, a way.

Movement.

A movement created by a multitude that is now in motion.
Like a spiderweb, we connect the dots. At the speed of light.
We are a rite of passage, a community of sentiment. Creative energy that shimmers, shivers, and hacks the gaze of those who watch: a decolonizing device of thought.

A tangled cluster that goes beyond representation and becomes a political body, an ongoing social project.

Performance.

AfroTranscendence is not a hypothesis, it is effect. It is those in the thick of it producing meaning by taking over a speech without a mediator.
We must be self-spoken. To hear the language of another is to relate.
Now, we have arrived at the other side of the river, and from here there is only one way: to move with the water, because a drop just fell.

AfroTranscendence is Creation. Re-invention of space-time, of a fracture and of a place that is not concerned with results. We are a hug with nothing to give.

Transcreation.

People-crossroads.

It is not the epic battle cry against a threat. It is a moment of respite, one step after another. It is not pain, but power. It manifests ancestrality, speaking through technology and creating new memories that will dictate now who we will become then. In a future yet to come.
Imagination operating transformations. The creative process as a place of empowerment, of decision and of choice.

Exercises towards freedom. An intensive and expressive walk through the enchanted, where it is possible to question, shake, smell, feel, reassemble, switch places, think the unpredictable, overcome and beyond.

To Transcend.

Transcendence.

We are what your imagination created from what we achieved together: the ability to dream, imagine and to make it exist now.

 

 

CREDITS:

Curator and Creative Director: Diane Lima
Creative Team: Nando Cordeiro and Mahal Pita
Production Assistent: Hana Negreiros
International Liason: Juliana Luna
Photographer: Alile Dara Onawale
Model: Loo Nascimento In photo of Yasmin Thayná

Webseries AfroTranscendence
Director: Yasmin Thayná
Script: Diane Lima and Yasmin Thayná
Director of Photography: Raphael Medeiros
Production: Hana Negreiros
Sound: Avelino Regicida

Special Thanks: Nando Cordeiro, Mahal Pita, Tarcisio Almeida, Yasmin Thayná, Juliana Luna, Mayra Fonseca, Thiago de Paula, Gerardo Carucci, Moisés Patrício, Ismael Fagundes, Flávio Pires, Safira Moreira, Loo Nascimento, Camila Melo, Martin Giraldo, Fernando Velazquez, Gabriela Pacheco, Monica Gambarotto And all who cooperated in some way.

10.08, THURSDAY

VISIT TO MUSEU AFRO [THE IMMERSED]

08h
Welcome to the Immersed

09h30 to 11h
Adentro: Mapping Images, Revisiting Memories – creating new narratives and languages through the collection of Museu AfroBrasil – Diane Lima and Mayra Fonseca, with guest artist Sidney Amaral

PANEL [OPEN TO THE PUBLIC]
DESCEND TO TRANSCEND: AFRICAN-BRAZILIAN CULTURE IN THE WI-FI DIASPORA

13h30 to 14h
Opening

14h to 15h
Lecture 1 –Raquel Trindade with guest Marcelo Tomé

15h to 16h
Lecture 2 – Mestre TC

16h to 17h
Lecture 3 – Goli Guerreiro

Laboratory [THE IMMERSED]

17h to 20h
Adentro – Workshop Red Bull Station – Diane Lima and Mayra Fonseca

EXHIBITION WITH COMMENTARY [OPEN TO THE PUBLIC]

20h
Traveling body, migratory movements and cultural approaches to Latin America – A film showing with commentary by filmmaker Vincent Moon

10.09, FRIDAY

PANEL [OPEN TO THE PUBLIC]
THE MEMORY OF CREATION: A CONTEMPORARY PANORAMA FOR REINVENTION PRACTICES

11h to 11h30
Opening

11h30 to 13h
Lecture 1 – Salloma Salomão

14h to 15h30
Lecture 2 – Paulo Nazareth

EXPERIENCES [THE IMMERSED]

16h to 19h
Emergency Exit: action-investigation into the territory and internalization of social control with participation of the collection from the collectives Frente 3 de Fevereiro and Política do Impossível – Daniel Lima

20h to 21h
Afro-symbolic Metabolism – Immersion #01: a collective, interactive piece that manipulates senses and sensations – Moisés Patrício

10.10, SATURDAY

PANEL [OPEN TO THE PUBLIC]
CREATIVE PROCESS AS A SPACE OF EMPOWERMENT: ACTIVISM, ANCESTRALITY AND NETWORK

11h to 11h30
Opening

11h30 to 13h
Lecture 1 – Mãe Beth de Oxum

14h to 15h
Lecture 2 – Ezio Rosa (Bicha Nagô)

EXHIBITION WITH COMMENTARY [OPEN TO THE PUBLIC]

15h to 16h
Film Kbela: a cinematic experience about being a woman and becoming black, followed by a talk with director Yasmin Thayná

LABORATORY [THE IMMERSED]

16h30 to 19h30
Technology: culture, affection and new media – Ricardo Brazileiro

EXPERIENCE [THE IMMERSED]

20h to 21h
A Lecture in Song, a Performance in Words: creative processes in music – Tiganá Santana

21h
Ajeum da Diáspora: Food as a meeting place and tool for the exchange of knowledge – Angélica Moreira