Art Lovers Movie Club: Vivian Caccuri and Gustavo von Ha, “Vivian and Gustavo”

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Over the past 25 years, sertanejo artists, producers, and businessmen have established one of Brazil’s most popular musical genres (as well as a highly profitable industry). It is a romantic musical genre also described as sofrência (translated roughly as “suffering”): usually sung in duets, the artists mourn a broken heart or a missing home, in mythical settings. When not feeling the pain of loss, songs often praise excessive drinking as a way out of grief and as an expression of self-reliance and freedom. Sertanejo the music became more important than any Brazilian musical genre in terms of profit and political power. Vivian Caccuri and Gustavo Von Ha imitate the “duo” format that has become a standard feature in sertanejoto remix images and songs highlighting the fictional aspects of the characters, myths, aspirations and national ideals of this genre.

About the artists

Vivian Cacuri lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His work explores musical cultures, proposing sound experiments that go beyond the auditory field and encompass the visual, the physical and the technological.

Gustavo von Ha lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. His work engages with questions beyond hegemonic narratives – often structured into performative actions that begin from the artist’s research period – and exist in the space between reality and fiction, authorship and
cultural industry.

Screening dates:
Vivian Cacuri and Gustavo Von Ha, Viviane & Gustave (2020), episodes 1 to 4: May 3-17, 2022

Previous Art Lovers Movie Club films include Luis Roque Heaven, screened from March 18 to 25, 2020; Wong Ping an emo nose (2015), screened March 26-31, 2020; by Laure Prouvost shed a light (2018), screened from April 2 to 9, 2020; Alex Da Corte TRUƎ LIFƎ and BAD GROUND (2017), screened from April 9 to 15, 2020; Stine Deja’s 4KZEN (2017), screened from April 17 to 23, 2020; Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s fog dog, screened from April 24 to 30, 2020; Ivens Machado Versus (1974), screened May 11-19, 2020; by Roger Hiorns BENIGN (2005), screened May 15–21, 2020; At Jennet Thomas CONDENSED ANIMAL>>EXTENDED ANIMAL#2 (2018), screened June 5–12, 2020; by Larry Achiampong The eviction (2019), screened June 12–22, 2020; by Shezad Dawood Leviathan Cycle (2017-2018), screened from May 21 to June 26, 2020; at Heman Chong Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Singapore Breaker Day 10, April 16, 2020) 4K 60 Binaural Walk 263 (2020), screened from June 26 to July 3, 2020; Berwick Street Film Collective night cleaners (1975), screened July 3–17, 2020; Chez Tuan Andrew Nguyen We were lost in our country (2019), screened July 17–31, 2020; Grace Schwindt, Only a free individual can create a free society (2014), screened 7August 21, 2020; Hayoun Kwon, 489 years (2016), screened from October 2 to 16, 2020; Tulapop Saenjaroen, Sunday people (2019), screened from October 16 to November 2, 2020; Grada Kilomba, A world of illusions (2017-2019), screened from November 4 to 25, 2020; Shen Xin, Taunt a Nightingale #1 (2017), screened from January 15 to February 8, 2021; Charwei Tsai, Hear her sing (2017), screened from February 8 to March 1, 2021; Gelare Khoshgozaran, Medina Wasl: communicating city (2018) and The men of my dreams (2020), screened March 2–23, 2021; Lu Yang, Crazy Mandala (2015), Delusional crime and punishment (2016) and crazy world (2020), screened from March 24 to April 14, 2021; Xiaowen Zhu, oriental silk (2015), screened from April 23 to May 14, 2021; Ali Ali, mahjar (2020), screened from May 20 to June 10, 2021; Chris Zhongtian Yuan Wuhan Punk (2020), screened from June 11 to July 2, 2021; Alberta Whittle, HOLDING THE LINE: a chorus in two parts (2021), screened from June 18 to July 17, 2021; Maya Schweizer, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Metropolis. China report (2004-06), screened from July 13 to August 3, 2021; Chem↑Pom, black of death (2013), screened from August 17 to September 7, 2021; Richard Fung, Dirty laundry (1996): screened September 8–30, 2021; Clarisse Tossin Ch’u Mayaa (2017): Screened October 1–22, 2021; Anand Patwardhan, Images you haven’t seen (2006): screened from October 22 to November 12, 2021; Shannon Te Ao, What was or could be today (again) (2019): screened from November 12 to December 3, 2021; Forensic Oceanography, Liquid Traces – The Case of the Boat Left for Dead (2014): screened from February 9 to March 2, 2022; Andrea Luka Zimmerman, plastic arts class (2020): March 3-17, 2022; Sun Kim, Born under (2021): March 18 – April 8, 2022; Farideh Sakhaeifar, Halabja, 1988 (2018): April 11–May 2, 2022.

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