Video Doc | 19’39” | 2014
A house condemned for demolition was the starting point for a collective artistic
intervention. Each artist chose a part of the house and performed the action that the place
and the conditions of the moment inspired. The house was opened to the public
in May 2011 and ended up being demolished months later, as planned.
The intervention was called Occupy 192.
Artists: Eneida Aguiar, Gustavo Rigon, Isabel Sommer, Karen Axelhud, Muriel Paraboni and Vera Junqueira
Screenplay and Direction: Muriel Paraboni
Edition and Post-Production: Stefânia Curty
Images: Clóvis Martins Costa and Gustavo Rigon
Interviews: Haroldo Paraguassú de Souza
Photos: Clóvis Martins Costa, Eneida Aguiar, Gustavo Rigon,
Isabel Sommer, Karen Axelhud and Muriel Paraboni
Sound Edition: Stefânia Curty
Original Score: Carina Levitan
The intervention resulted in a video piece that was created from the photographic and videographic material produced by the artists during the action, being at the same time document and artwork itself, the only testimony of what happened after the total demolition of the house.
The video also brings the artists testimonyes, including a visit to the ruins of the house after the demolition, reflecting on their individual creative processes in dialogue with the colective context and the whole intervention that finally produced a collective artwork.
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Pinacoteca Feevale | Exhibition – Novo Hamburgo, Brazil – Jun 2013