Uhuru

Exhibition
2015

Solo exhibition curated by Daniel Grúň
at tranzit.sk, Beskydská 12, Bratislava
March 26 – May 16, 2015

Uhuru is the Swahili word for freedom (freedom for the use of the land).
The same word is promounced Uhulu in Makonde language. Following the Liberation Movements in Mozambique and with the raise of nationalism, the word took on a new sonority, assuming its full meaning for Independence (nacional independence).

Stamp, Geneology, Anatomy, refers to different figurative frames invested in the shaping of Independence imagery.

This exhibition displays a set of artistic, literary, pedagogical and film productions taken from Mozambique history revealing how “revolution” is less depending of radical rupture than in the reshaping of knowledge strategies and transmission.

Repetition as a way for change is the common ground that feeds each of the elements of this exhibition.

1st Room
Effects of Wording (30’ 2014), repetition as disciplinary order applied in radical pedagogy processes – but also in the economy of any cognitive mode.

2nd Room
Mueda 1979 (11’, 2013), repetition as in reenactment of traumatic events of the past, interpreted both within oral cultural transmission and cinematic language.

In a third room, this idea of repetition is then incorporated as an act of display. Documents related to specific content of the Uruhu book enact the process where repetition introduces difference in repeating. The three references mentionned in the book related with Jean Rouch’s, Jean-Luc Godard’s and Ruy Guerra’s pedagogic experience in Mozambique, are understood by this process: an ideological commutator (Rouch’s Super 8 camera with a two soundtrack function), one of semantics (‘report-relation’ in Godard’s report) and the visibility-invisibility dyad (prompted by an imperfect match cut in Guerra’s film).

Wall / Window
Stamp 1 – Mint stamp from Mozambique, Correios 1980, 20 years anniversary of Mueda Massacre.
Stamp 2 – Diaporama of 7 images

Board: Genealogy and Anatomy
Cada dia / Each day in Jean Rouch (1978) Histoire des seize films realisés de Juin a Septembre 1978 dans le cadre des Ateliers Super 8 de l’Université de Maputo au MozambiqueTEM has in Jean Rouch (1978) Histoire des seize films realizés de Juin a Septembre 1978 dans le cadre des Ateliers Super 8 de l’Université de Maputo au MozambiqueA SUA HISTÓRIA its own history in Jean Rouch (1978) Histoire des seize films realisés de Juin a Septembre 1978 dans le cadre des Ateliers Super 8 de l’Université de Maputo au MozambiqueL’ IMAGE ET SON SECRET  The image and its secret in Jean-Luc Godard (1978) Rapport sur le voyage nº 2B de la société SONIMAGE au Mozambique, Maputo: Ministério da Informação.L’ IMAGE ET SON SECRET  The image and sound in Jean-Luc Godard (May 1979) ‘Rapports sur le voyage no. 2A’, Cahier du Cinema, (nº 300)HOW MANY TIMES WILL THEY RIP OFF HER HEADSCARF One, Two, Three, Four Serie of 28 screen shots taken from Mueda, Memory and Massacre (photografic paper 20x15cm)

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    Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin

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  • 2020

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    Galeria Avenida da Índia, Lisbon

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  • 2020

    R-Humor

    Galeria da Avenida da Índia, Lisbon

    Exhibition
  • 2019

    A Meeting With the Mozambique Film Archive

    Ar.Co, Lisbon

    Artist Talk
  • 2019

    Memory, Diversity and Identities: Challenges for Intercultural Relations in the 21st Century

    Beira Interior University, Portugal

    International Seminar
  • 2019

    Documentation and Art Practice

    Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation's Art Library

    Conference
  • 2019

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    Culturgest, DocLisboa

    Film Presentation
  • 2019

    Tudo passa, excepto o passado

    Goethe Institute Portugal / Culturgest

    Talk
  • 2019

    Mutantes #3: encontro com Catarina Simão

    Salamanca Fine Arts School

    Seminar / Artist Talk
  • 2019

    Paixão Escancarada – Vavy Pacheco Borges

    Cinemateca Portuguesa

    Book Presentation
  • 2019

    Reframing the Archive

    Arquivo Fotográfico do Porto

    Conference
  • 2019

    Archive-Making: Talk with Catarina Simão

    Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

    Artist Talk
  • 2019

    Critical Entanglements: Colonialism, Anthropology and the Visual Arts

    Museum of Anthropology - University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Seminar
  • 2019

    Cinema, Leituras e Contextos

    Social Sciences Institute - Lisbon University

    Seminar
  • 2019

    La lutte de libération du point de vue des images. Les images du point de vue de la lutte de libération. Notes sur les films Djambo (2016) et Effects of Wording (2014)

    Gulbenkian Foundation, Paris

    Artist Talk
  • 2019

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    Social Sciences Institute - Lisbon University

    Conference
  • 2019

    Critical images: (Dis)comfort of Images and Injuries of History

    Filmhuset, Stockholm

    Talk
  • 2019

    Respect and Recognition (Respekt und Anerkennung Internationale Tagung)

    Magdeburg, Germany

    Conference/ Screening program
  • 2018

    Mueda em excesso: o massacre de Mueda na história e no cinema

    Mondlane University, Maputo

    Seminar
  • 2018

    Exodus Stations #4

    Quai Branly, Paris

    Art Residency Presentation / Artist Talk
  • 2018

    Exodus Stations #4

    Paris

    Publication
  • 2018

    Effects of Wording

    Berlin

    Screening / Talk
  • 2018

    Djambo (2016)

    Nampula

    Screening
  • 2018

    Exodus Station #4

    Museum fur Völkerkunde, Leipzig

    Publication
  • 2018

    Specters of Freedom

    Arsenal Cinema - Cinema and Video Art Institute, Berlin

    DVD Launch
  • 2018

    Exodus Station #4 – La Volonté des Archives

    Collège d'études Mondiales, FMSH

    Art Residency Presentation / Artist Talk
  • 2018

    Effects of Wording

    MASP - São Paulo Art Museum

    Collective Exhibition
  • 2018

    Djambo (2016)

    Espaço Campanhã, Porto

    Screening / Conference
  • 2018

    Exodus Station #4

    Quai-Branly Museum

    Art Residency
  • 2018

    Exodus Stations #4

    Grassi Museum

    Art Residency
  • 2017

    Cinema, fotografia e vídeo nos arquivos de Mozambique: reapropriação como alternativa à preservação de imagens em perigo de desaparecer

    Beira Interior University, Covilhã

    Seminar
  • 2017

    Effects of Wording

    Hangar, Lisbon

    Screening / Talk
  • 2017

    A memória involuntária dos arquivos: o caso do Mozambique Institute Project

    National Ethnology Museum, Lisbon

    Seminar
  • 2017

    Untimely Colaboration

    Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

    Seminar
  • 2017

    Effects of Wording

    Cinemateca Portuguesa

    Screening
  • 2017

    Effect and Wording

    CEA, Maputo, Mozambique

    Screening / Talk
  • 2017

    Djambo (2016)

    Centro Cultural Português, Maputo

    Screening / Debate
  • 2017

    Djambo (2016)

    Social Sciences Institute - Lisbon University

    Screening / Talk
  • 2017

    Mueda 79

    Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

    Collective Exhibition / Installation
  • 2017

    Djambo

    Mozambique/Portugal

    Film
  • 2017

    Five minutes with Ruy Guerra

    Glasgow, Scotland

    Video / Exhibition
  • 2017

    Mueda, Memory and Massacre – Ruy Guerra

    Africa in Motion Film Festival,

    Conference / Film Presentation + Debate
  • 2016

    Ntimbe Caetano

    Installation
  • 2015

    The Mozambique 
Institute Project

    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Madrid

    Exhibition
  • 2015

    17 Introductions for the Mozambique Institute

    Book
  • 2015

    Effects of Wording

    National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine

    Installation / Collective Exhibition
  • 2015

    Assambleias (Assamblies)

    RE.AL "O Que Um Livro Pode", Lisbon

    Performance
  • 2015

    20 Frames for Politics of Friendship

    Lisbon

    Online Magazine
  • 2015

    Uhuru

    Book
  • 2015

    On Pedagogy

    Moderna Museet, Malmo, Sweden

    Screening
  • 2014

    The Mozambique Institute Project

    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Madrid

    Installation / Collective Exhibition
  • 2014

    Mueda 1979 / Mozambique Archive Series (2013)

    Alhóndiga, Bilbao

    Installation / Collective Exhibition
  • 2014

    Politics of Friendship

    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

    Performance
  • 2014

    Effects of Wording

    Lisbon

    Film
  • 2013

    MUEDA 1979

    Film
  • 2013

    Staging decolonization: a cinema in denial of his own present

    Alhóndiga, Bilbao

    Conference
  • 2013

    These are the weapons (2012)

    Núcleo D'Are, Maputo, Mozambique

    Installation
  • 2012

    Specters of Freedom

    Berlin

    Film
  • 2012

    A Forma Que Imita O Seu Assunto

    Lisbon

    Radio
  • 2012

    These Are The Weapons

    Video-installation
  • 2012

    Off Screen Project

    Andaluz Contemporary Art Centre, Seville, Spain

    Exhibition / Screen Program
  • 2012

    These are the weapons

    Kino Arsenal, Berlin, Germany

    Installation
  • 2011

    Ghost – Book

    RE.AL, Lisbon

    Book
  • 2011

    Ghost

    Lisbon

    Artistic Residency
  • 2011

    Off Screen Project

    London, UK

    Exhibition / Talk / Conference
  • 2011

    Off Screen Project

    Africa Cont./ Carpe Diem, Lisbon

    Collective Exhibition
  • 2010

    Off Screen Project

    Casa das Artes, Vila Nova de Famalicão

    Collective Exhibition
  • 2010

    Off Screen Project

    Manifesta 8 - European Bienal of Contemporary Art, Murcia, Spain

    Collective Exhibition
  • 2009

    Restos, rastos e traços

    Atelier Real

    Art Residency / Exhibition / Talk
  • 2009 - Now

    Off screen project – The Mozambique Film Archive

    Exhibition