Screening / Erasures
- Abstract: “Erasures” was developed during an artistic residency in the village of Calce (France), known for its production of natural wines. Nicolela met local residents who chose their loved landscapes to share with the artist. The resulting video merges the images of the participants with the chosen places, erasing parts of their bodies and parts of the elements of the landscapes, in a play of transparencies and opacities. Their voices and their bodies become an integral part of these landscapes. The work plunges us into a reflection on the relationship and connection between human beings and nature, between landscape and time, between place and memory.
- Biography: Kika Nicolela is a Brazilian artist, filmmaker and independent curator based in Brussels since 2014. Graduated in Film Studies by the University of Sao Paulo, Nicolela has also completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK). She was the recipient of several prominent international grants and awards and she has participated of numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Her videos have been screened and awarded in festivals of more than 30 countries.
Kika Nicolela is interested in the space between what we understand by reality, and fiction. Having video and new technologies as tools, she proposes experiences that question the stories we make about the world and about ourselves.
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