The Margin of the Margin

The margin of the margin deals with the vicious cycles of marginalization that affect the lives of black women around the world, which in the intersectionality of social disparities are triple affected by racism, gender and classicism. With a non-linear composite script, the video performance seeks to place the viewer in the space/interior time of the character, where vertigo, uncertainty and discontinuity are constant. Although it is a very dense and complex subject The margin of the margin places the question in a poetic way, with an aesthetic itself and using the intersection of artistic languages, involving the audiovisual, the performance, the dance, the urban architecture and the Poetry, forming a whole communicating generator of provocative metaphors.

  • Rose Mara Kielela
  • Rose Mara Kielela
  • Rose Mara Kielela
  • Rose Mara Kielela
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 7, 2017
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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  • 18ª Dak'art Biennalle
    May 3, 2018
  • Fuso - International Festival of Video Art of Lisbon
    March 27, 2019
  • Latinidade Festival
    July 30, 2017
  • Festival Feminista do Porto
    March 1, 2018
  • Joburg Fringe VideoART - Johannesburg
    South Africa
    November 2, 2018
  • Joburg Fringe - Cape Town
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    February 8, 2019
Director Biography - Rose Mara Kielela

Rose Mara Kielela, brazilian currently living in Angola, holds a Master's degree in Aesthetics and Art Studies at the New University of Lisbon and in Psychomotricity at the University of Évora. She holds a bachelor's degree in Dance from the Faculty of Arts of the State University of Paraná, UNESPAR-FAP. She is graduated in the Black Dance, Engagement and Resistance Course at Ècole de Sables - Center International de Danses Tradicionelles et Contemporaines d'Afrique in Senegal. She is an multi language artist and co-founder of Grupo Agô Performances Negras (BR-SP, 2015).
She is the creator and performer of videoperformance "The margin of the margin, exhibited at FUSO - International Festival of Video Art of Lisbon, Latinidades Festival (BR-GO), Feminist Festival of Porto (PT) and selected to compose the program of the 18th Biennial of Dakar in 2018 (Senegal), displayed in the Joburg Fringe VideoArt 2018 in Johanesburg (South Africa, with next exhibitions in Joburg Fringe Cape Town 2019 (South Africa). In the same year Rose was an artist residing in the Arkane Association, composing the Lobi performance, and exhibiting an adaptation of the Kalunga performance at the African Contemporary Art Exhibition in Khouribga 2018.
She coordinated the Contemporary Black Dance Studies Center Dandara dos Palmares and directed the Experimental Dances of Aqualtune at Zumbi dos Palmares University (BR-SP) in 2015 and 2016.
In that same year she was a guest teacher to teach the subjects of Afro Brazilian Dances and Afro Contemporary Dance at the Bachelor's and Bachelor's Degree in Dance from FPA - Paulista Arts Faculty (BR-SP). Also in 2016 she was co-creator of the performance Entreabertorespiro presented at the Caixa Preta Festival of Casa das Rosas (BR-SP) and in the programming of the III Triennial of Luanda - Niterói Meetings with Africa promoted by Sindika Dokolo Fundation (BR-RJ) with the Angolan poet Abreu Paxe and with the dance artist Gabriel Bueno.
In 2017 she choreographed the theater play "The Blacks" of Griot - Theater Group (PT-LB) and created the performance Narciso exhibited in the Festival Abnormal. She has performed presentations of the Ubuntu performance, created in 2015, and presented widely in cultural institutions of São Paulo as Center of Reference of dance of the City of São Paulo, SESC Interlagos, Center of the Cultural Formation City Tiradentes,
She was a researcher at the Research Center for Afro Dance and Contemporary Theatricality at UNESP - São Paulo State University from 2013 to 2015. She was artistic director and producer of the theater dance show for Mu'leke Mulelê street of Collective Eita! Cultural Action (BR-SP) contemplated with the Program Vai of the Municipal Secretary of Culture of São Paulo, in 2013 and in 2014, performing in two years with more than 30 presentations, also made a season of 5 presentations by the Culture Division of Montevídeo Intendence .
In 2011 he participated in the Corps in Residencia Program, promoted by La Granja Centro de Arte and Iberescena with presentations of the work Eros and Ananke in three cities of the State of Mexico (Amanalco de Becerra, Valle de Bravo and Mexico City D.F.). As creator and producer in dance she developed the research in contemporary dance Belong, work with which she won the Artistic Residency Grant (2008) and later the Edital of Choreographic Structuring (2010), both by PAIC - Program of Support and Incentive to Culture , and held at the Casa Hoffmann Center for Studies of the Movement of the Cultural Foundation of Curitiba. It was contemplated with the Open Call of Performing Arts of SESC da Esquina as creator / curator / interpreter of the work. I Labyrinth Image /Movement - Dance installation.

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Director Statement

I understand art as a space for the elaboration of experiences. The experiences happen in the body from all the physical and animist senses, so there is no privileged media in my work, the visual, the auditory, the sensory, the olfactory, the mobile, the relational, the performative are together and are organized according to the My need to express what happens to myself.
The principles that nourish my creative doing are based on elements present in the Afro Brazilian cultural manifestations, so I organize my work based on the concept that the researcher Alejandro Frigerio names as multidimensional performance present in the African American cultural manifestations, and therefore, through images, movements, supports, sounds and relationships, I active to the utmost my presence and the presence of the audience, generating a space of communication. My initial training is contemporary dance, however, I have always sought and continued to seek transit through other artistic languages in the prospect of broadening my creative universe, which has resulted in video performance, performance, photography, installations, etc. aligning myself with the decolonial option, which seeks to transcend the creative categories centered on the European perspective, and recognize the aesthetic epistemology of the global south.