César Oiticica Filho’s first film is a visually striking,
found-footage documentary about the filmmaker’s uncle, the Brazilian artist
Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980).

2:15pm: Auditorium doors open
2:30pm: Film screening
4:15 – 5pm: Discussion between the film director César Oiticica Filho and DLWP Head of Exhibitions, Joseph Constable.

Through rare archival audio and visual material, the documentary allows Oiticica himself to narrate his life and expound upon his art in his own words. The artist’s commentary guides us through his artistic development and expansive political and aesthetic interests, from his modernist paintings and sculptures in the 1960s to his expanded cinema installations and slide show environments of the 1970s, and from the favelas and the lively street life of Rio de Janeiro, New York City, and London to samba schools and the Tropicália cultural movement.

The film is in Portuguese with English subtitles and lasts 94 minutes.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film maker César Oiticica Filho and Joseph Constable, Head of Exhibitions at DLWP.

Watch the trailer for the film below: