Joyce Lam / At the end of a vertical line: an exercise book
Directed Games (Brazil / 2019 / 57 min), a video work by Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade, will be screened online for free for fifteen days.
The story of the film takes place in a village of about 900 people in an extremely arid region of northeast Brazil. In the village, there is a high percentage of deaf people, about one per family. These people live in an isolated area and use sign language specific to their village. The artist films them running around the village and sharing their stories as if they were playing together.
Inventing from scratch, relationships that go beyond the family, turning difficulties into opportunities. And also, the rhythm that always resonates in the body. It is a film that shows the fundamental strength of life, made possible by the complex history of Brazil.
Subsequence’s editor and curator, Yoshiko Nagai, has written a booklet, Materia Prima vol.2, which explains the context of the work. To celebrate the launch of the booklet, it is now available online.
Free online screening of the movie “Directed Games”
Period: from Saturday, October 9 to Sunday, October 24, 2021
The link to the screening will be published on the materiaprima.site.
Conference on “Directed Games” by Jonathas de Andrade
Chizuru Misago, translator of the book Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Aki Shobo) by Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, who had a major influence on the making of the film “Directed Games”. The interview between her and curator Yoshiko Nagai will be broadcast online. This is a rare opportunity to hear Ms Misago, who has lived there for 10 years, speak about the unique social context and human characteristics of Northeast Brazil.
Chizuru Misago (epidemiologist, professor, department of multicultural and international cooperation, Tsuda University) & Yoshiko Nagai (director, Materia Prima)
“Learning from the Nordeste: the practice of Paulo Freire”, on the occasion of the publication of Materia Prima vol.2 and the online screening of Directed Games at Bookshop, Book & Beer (online)
Date and time: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, live online.
For reservation information, please visit the Bookshop, Book & Beer website.