Jaque Jolene confronts ghosts in the building that used to be the first Registry Office in São Paulo.
This video is part of the series Phantom, produced during Jaque and Márcia Beatriz Granero’s Residency at Phosphorus (2014 – São Paulo, Brazil).
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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).
Exhibited and Screened @
*CHEAPART Cyprus, European Network curated by Gioula Papadopoulou, Margarita Stavraki, May 2018 (Limassol, Greece).
*Topologies of an Ad Hoc Future, Produced by Darling Pearls & Co in partnership with A.L.I.S.N., Platforms Project Art Fair – Platform 3, curated by Alessandra Falbo, 17-20 May 2018 (Athens, Greece).
*Ready-made Method, Muestra Internacional de Videonarración A/R/Tográfica , Video Raymi, curated by Angel Garcia Roldan, May 2018 (Cusco, Peru).
*SynchroniCITIES: BXL-SP, Embassy of Brazil in Brussels, curated by Kika Nicolela, October 2017 (Bruxelas, Belgian).
*XXVI Festival Internacional de Culturas, Pirineus SUR, curated by Iury Lech, July 2017 (Sallent de Gállego, Spain).
*Mostra Cineteatro, Centro de Pesquisa da Máscara, curated by Gabriela Lima, July 2017 (São Paulo, Brazil).
*The story of…, TWIXTlab, curated by Margarita Stavraki, My 2017 (Athens, Greece).
*4th Festival Audiovisual de Belém, Mostra de Videoarte, Prize best Videoarte*, November 2016 (Pará, Brazil).
*PLAY Semana de Videoarte, Centro Cultural Universitario (UNNE), September 2016 (Corrientes, Argentina).
*11th Fest Mides, July 2016 (Kalamata, Greece).
*Festival DELAS, Ateliê Plano, curated by Paula Pimenta, June 2016 (Jundiaí, Brazil).
*IV Video Raymi, Muestra Internacional de Videoarte, Jabberwocky Project, January 2016 (Cusco, Peru).
*Phosphorus, Residence, 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.