As part of Northern Film & Media’s FILM CLUB, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art presents two films from the Portuguese artist Catarina Simão’s ‘Mozambique Archive’ series. The screenings will be followed by a discussion between Simão and Senior Curator Miguel Amado.
Mueda 1979 (2013) is a video analysing a sequence from the 1979 film Mueda, Memória e Massacre. This film, directed by Ruy Guerra, is based on a popular play re-enacting the events that led to a massacre of six hundred people in the village of Mueda, Mozambique, by Portuguese colonial forces in 1960. Simão interrupts, repeats and changes the focus of the film, questioning the trustworthiness of a retold story and the rhetorical effect of film language.
Effects of Wording (2014) montages archival footage, newspaper extracts and photographs to document an education project entitled ‘The Mozambique Institute’, which existed during the country’s armed struggle for liberation from colonial control. It explores learning in relation to national and cultural identity, and balances the notion of archives as historical record with their potential to be decontextualised and made unreliable.
When: Thursday 24th November, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Where: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ
Catarina will also be delivering an event in mima's Creative Community Workshop strand: 'The Continuous Workshop: A MONTAGE OF AFFECT' on 23 November 2016 (2.00pm – 5.00pm). For further information please click here.
Image: still from Catarina Simao, Meuda 79 (2013)