Elementary maps n. 1 (1976)
Video, magnetic tape, 3’13", B&W, sound, 1/2 inch open reel.

Filmed by Davi Geiger, soundtrack with excerpts from the politically charged song Meu caro amigo (1976), by Chico Buarque. Anna Bella Geiger draws a world map while being filmed from the back. Her back is bare. In a text from the catalog of the Mostra de Arte Experimental de Filmes Super-8, Audiovisual e Videotape, at Galeria Maison de France (Rio de Janeiro), in 1975, reproduced in “Made in Brasil”. Organized by Arlindo Machado (São Paulo: Itaú Cultural; Iluminuras, 2007), the artist states: “The words sung by Chico Buarque in ‘Meu caro amigo’ sort of motivate my gestures, so that the words are associated with my performance.”

Fundação Serralves (Porto); MoMA (New York); Artist’s private collection.
Fundação Serralves (Porto); MoMA (New York).
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