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Estás vendo coisas

You are seeing things

Du siehst Dinge

 

“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 with an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem in 2012. Her photographic work is centered on the ‘popular body’ and how ordinary people present their bodies to a supposedly interested public. It has been exhibited across the world, is held in international collections and has been published in monographs. Since 2011 she has been collaborating with Benjamin de Burca and their work has featured in international exhibitions including at the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, the Biennale on La Réunion and EVA International in Ireland.

Filmography (short films)

2013 Cinema Casino 2014 Desenho Canteiro (Plan Plat) 2015 Faz que vai (Set to go) 2017 Estás vendo coisas (You are seeing things)

Benjamin de Burca

Born in Munich, Germany in 1975, he studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and has an MA from Ulster University. From 2000-2006 he worked as a community-based artist with young people involved in gangs. From 2006-2008 he was co-director of Belfast's Catalyst Arts centre. He works in painting, collage, photography, film, video and installation and has exhibited extensively internationally, often with Bárbara Wagner. Working collaboratively with Wagner since 2011, they use documentary narrative structures to observe diverse relations between tradition and progress in emerging economies.

Filmography (short films)

2013 Cinema Casino 2014 Desenho Canteiro (Plan Plat) 2015 Faz que vai (Set to go) 2017 Estás vendo coisas (You are seeing things)

Produced by

Alumia Produção e Conteúdo
Recife, Brazil
+55 81 981866855

World sales

Alumia Produção e Conteúdo
Recife, Brazil
+55 81 981866855

Dates

Berlinale Shorts Goes Kiez

Fishing Is Not Done On Tuesdays; Kometen; Everything; Estás vendo coisas; Os Humores Artificiais

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    Thu Feb 16 21:30
    City Kino Wedding (E)
Berlinale Shorts IV:Utopia Unplugged

Centauro; Call of Cuteness; The Boy from H2; Altas Cidades de Ossadas; Estás vendo coisas; Everything

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    Fri Feb 10 16:00
    CinemaxX 5 (E)
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    Tue Feb 14 22:00
    CinemaxX 3 (E)
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    Thu Feb 16 17:00
    Colosseum 1 (E)
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    Fri Feb 17 16:00
    CinemaxX 5 (E)
Forum Expanded Berlinale Shorts Mix

Estás vendo coisas; Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder; Camera Threat; Sokun Al Sulhufat; The Crying Conch

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    Sat Feb 18 16:00
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Keep that dream burning

keep that dream burning; Martin Pleure; Street of Death; Estás vendo coisas; Os Humores Artificiais

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    Sun Feb 19 17:00
    Colosseum 1 (E)
    Please note: epilepsy warning for "keep that dream burning"