Catumbi de Itapocu

Catumbi from Itapocu
2017, audiovisual performance, live mixing 2-channel video and 4-channel audio, 18 minutes, Brazilian Portuguese New works for a live audience, performance program, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU, East Lansing, Michigan

Expanded documentary about present-day Itapocu, a Quilombola community located in South Brazil’s countryside. A Quilombola is a hinterland settlement formed by descendants of Afro-Brazilian enslaved persons who escaped. Its centenary tradition, Catumbi, is a syncretic manifestation that includes a procession, dance, music, and other Catholic and Afro-Brazilian customs. In this performance, an immersive video installation proposes a processional space for the sight of a communal night of rite.

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU