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It's Not Sun That Shadows

Inspired by the work "Critique of Black Reason" by Achile Mbembe, in which the Cameroonian philosopher focuses on the creation of the race as a ghost in the 21st century, reflecting from the concepts attributed to the term "black" as his own "personified shadow".

In the video, the artist moves in the space between the rocks and the sea of ​​Salvador, Brazil some of his doubles; impressions of his body previously made in the performance Dermogravuras de Um Corpo Presente.

"Dermogravura" is the term used by the artist as an approximation of the engraving technique using any and all extensions of the body's skin. The body prints. The dermis (dermo) suffix, which refers to the skin, is related to a body that is always in the process of perceiving itself in relation to the world, chaos and order. Based on some Kemetic Yoga movements and the energetic pulse of the breath, Shu, the artist press his body in a heap of cinnamon candies, from orí (head) to the feets in an effort against gravity that hits each candy under his skin, transferring the image that forms on a bed sheet.

  • Victor Mota
  • Victor Mota
  • Victor Mota, Laryssa Machada
  • Victor Mota
    Key Cast
  • Laryssa Machada
    Photograph direction
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Não É O Sol Que Faz Sombra
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Web / New Media
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  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2020
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  • Student Project:
  • Mostra Virtual de Artes Visuais FRAUDE
    November 5, 2020
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  • Mostra Virtual Criações em Dança, do Núcleo Vila Dança
    March 10, 2021
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Director Biography - Victor Mota

Victor Mota is a visual artist born in Salvador, Bahia with works in performance, videography and photography. His work bases on research that revolves around the representations of Afro-Brazilian identities and experiments with the poetic construction of memories, images, and embodied encounters.

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