Jaque Mortinha is part of the series Phantom, produced during Jaque Jolene and Márcia Beatriz Granero’s Residency at Phosphorus (2014 – São Paulo, Brazil) in the building that once was São Paulo’s first Registry Office. There, Jaque Jolene aims to find a lost deed.
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Márcia Beatriz Granero is a Brazilian artist, independent producer and graduate of Belas Artes de São Paulo. Her projects explore the creation of a character, Jaque Jolene, recorded in videos and photographs. Jaque is the centre of the work, a fictional autobiographical entity who from time to time inhabits Márcia Beatriz Granero’s body. The artist collaborates with her creation in performative actions as they visit historic buildings where cultural institutions are established. These performances result in videos, photographs and installations. In them, cinematic language is explored not in order to undermine the fallacies of cinematic constructions but as a device for investigation and presentation of their surroundings. The videos have been screened and exhibited at over fifty festivals, such as: The Latino Video Art Festival of New York, Simultan Festival (Romania), Bideodromo Festival Internacional de Cine y Video Experimental (Spain), Oslo Screen International Video Art Festival (Norway), Fiva Festival Internacional de Videoarte (Argentina), International Video Festival Videomedeja (Serbia), Channels Video Art Festival (Australia), L’OEil d’Oodaaq (France), Miden Video Art Festival (Greece), Proyector Festival Internacional de Videoarte (Portugal and Italy).
*Phosphorus, Residency, curated by Maria Monteiro, July – August 2014 (São Paulo, Brazil).
“Phantom ou as aparições de Jaque Jolene no centro de São Paulo.” Text by Claudia Fazzolari, São Paulo, 2014.
Text by Bruno Mendonça, São Paulo, 2014.