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Estás vendo coisas

You are seeing things

Du siehst Dinge

 
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“It is all a dream”, she sings, “a hallucination. You are seeing things… estás vendo coisas!” In Estás vendo coisas, two protagonists of the Tecno brega scene stage a musical in which they appear as the stars.
Tecno brega is the name of a music style from the north of Brazil: The music is produced and distributed at low cost and without any regard for copyright law. Music consumers assert themselves as producers, passive is transformed into active. The region characterised by poverty and restructuring has acquired a new and sexy self-confidence. Parties are a part of the distribution process, music videos are another. The pictorial world of the videos, which are largely shot in immediate living environments, is characterised by kitsch texts and depict unattainable dream worlds.

by
Bárbara Wagner
Benjamin de Burca

Brazil 2017

Portuguese

Documentary form
18 min · Colour

With

MC Porck
Dayana Paixão
Leydson Dedesso
Neguinho Do Charme
Alan Cassio
Italo Monteiro
Jurema Fox

Crew

Director
Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca
Screenplay
Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca, Pedro Sotero
Director of Photography
Pedro Sotero
Music
Dany Bala, Tiquinho Lira, Carlinhos Sá
Sound Design
Daniel Turini, Fernando Henna
Art Director
Benjamin de Burca
Producer
Carol Vergolino

Biography

Bárbara Wagner

Born in Brasilia, Brazil in 1980, she graduated from the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem in 2012. Her photographic work focuses on the ‘popular body’ and on how ordinary people present their bodies to a supposedly interested public. Her work has been exhibited around the world, is held in international collections and has been published in monographs. Since 2011 she has been collaborating with Benjamin de Burca. Their work has featured at festivals and in exhibitions including at VideoBrasil, the Panorama de Arte Brasileira and the Biennale, all in São Paulo, and at the 2017 Skulptur Projekte Münster.

Filmography (short films, co-director B. de Burca)

2013 Cinema Casino 2014 Desenho Canteiro (Plan Plat) 2015 Faz que vai (Set to go) 2017 Estás vendo coisas (You are seeing things); Berlinale Shorts · Bye Bye Deutschland! Eine Liebesmelodie (Bye Bye Germany! A Life Melody) 2018 Terremoto Santo (Holy Tremor)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Benjamin de Burca

Born in Munich, Germany in 1975, he studied fine art at the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Ulster. Between 2000 and 2006 he worked as an artist with young people involved in gangs in Glasgow and Belfast. From 2006 to 2008 he was co-director of the Catalyst Arts centre in Belfast. His artistic practice encompasses painting, collage, photography, film, video and installation. Since 2011 he has collaborated with Bárbara Wagner and their work has been frequently exhibited internationally. Now based in Recife, Brazil, their collaborative film Estás vendo coisas screened in the 2017 Berlinale Shorts.

Filmography (short films, co-director: B. Wagner)

2013 Cinema Casino 2014 Desenho Canteiro (Plan Plat) 2015 Faz que vai (Set to go) 2017 Estás vendo coisas (You are seeing things); Berlinale Shorts · Bye Bye Deutschland! Eine Lebensmelodie (Bye Bye Germany! A Life Melody) · Terremoto Santo (Holy Tremor)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

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Alumia Produção e Conteúdo

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