Victoria Gallery and Museum
A multi-screen installation by international artist duo Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon.
Filmmakers Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon have been researching rituals across Brazil for the past four years. For LightNight, they’re showing the results of this research with Híbridos: The Spirits of Brazil, an immersive multi-screen film installation at Victoria Gallery & Museum.The film explores the world of these diverse sacred ceremonies, breaking down the distance between viewer and subject and guiding us through a realm of movement, dance and pulsating music.
Based on four years of research, the film presents an expansive audiovisual journey into the spiritual and cultural rituals of Brazil. Exploring the boundaries of cinema, the work aims to blur the divide between viewer and subject; taking audiences on an ethnographic exploration of diverse sacred ceremonies progressing through a sensorial realm of movements, dance and music.
A sumptuous, cinematographic meditation on sacred Brazilian culture, Híbridos, the Spirits of Brazil offers a lesson on how we might live now; a moral compass for the Anthropocene age from those living in the most fragile environments.
This installation is also running on Saturday 18 May between the hours of 10am and 3pm.
Immerse yourself in the mysterious ritual culture of Stone Age people. Lanterns will light the way into an atmospheric ‘cave’ dwelling where you will be invited to join the tribe and be led through an initiation ritual by a shaman. Make your own cave art on the recreated cave wall using the oldest known natural pigment in the world, ochre.
Take part in a dance performance led by costumed interpreters and hear music played on instruments made from animal bones constructed using traditional methods. Demonstrations will also take place showing how bones were turned into musical instruments and other useful tools.
Performance times 17:30. 18:30 & 19:30.