Art / Film /
RISE and Fala da Terra: Film Screening
Saturday, 22 April 2023, 4:30pm
Galway Arts Centre / Free, unticketed
Galway Arts Centre in partnership with Cuirt presents a special screening of two works, RISE (2018) and Fala da Terra (2022) by artists Benjamin de Burca and Bárbara Wagner in association with their solo exhibition Set to go in the Galway Arts Centre 10 March – 22 April.
Artists Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca produce films and video installations that typically feature non-actor protagonists and explore forms of self-representation through voice, movement, and drama. Recent solo exhibitions include the New Museum, New York (2022); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2022); Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway (2021); Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (2021)
RISE (2018) investigates the musical universe of a community of young poets, rappers, and singers who meet weekly at a community center in Scarborough, on the outskirts of Toronto, Canada. RISE – acronym for “Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere” – is a movement created by the Canadian poet Randell Adjei around the practice of spoken-word, which since 2012 organizes meetings where poetry and music are used to share stories and personal experiences.
Fala da Terra (2022) (Voice of the Land). This work features the practice of Coletivo Banzeiros, a theatre group composed of members of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (Landless Workers’ Movement). The organization has been fighting for for land reform and against social inequities affecting rural workers in Brazil for forty years.