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29.9.2020 | Glaskiste c/o ExRotaprint

Night Without Moon

Conversation and screening with Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro

The 11th Berlin Biennale, in partnership with the Curatorial Practice course, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen, presents a conversation between artist Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro and curator Lisette Lagnado.

The artist will introduce a few of her concepts, such as “spiral memory,” which allows her transmutation. In doing so, she alludes to other ends, different from death. Her notion of time is not linear and embraces the many possibilities of the crossroads. Another concept, vira-mundo, brings the idea of a world turned upside down together with a becoming-world. The event also features a screening of Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro’s film Night Without Moon commissioned by the KUIR project with funding from the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district.

Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro has focused her work on queer and racial bodies. Her practice is closely related to colonial history and trauma. Spirituality and ancestry are the primary tools of her healing methodology. She defines herself as a macumbeira (witch doctor), nourished by Afro-Brazilian syncretic religion. She was granted a full scholarship to develop her master’s degree at the Department of Clinical Psychology of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) within the nucleus of subjectivity.