After 1968 the young artists associated with the Brazilian avant-garde of the 1960s largely went abroad to seek refuge from the suffocating political and social climate in dictatorial Brazil. Working in the art capitals New York, Milan, London, and Paris, artists like Colares, Dias, de Freitas, and, later, Bruscky immersed themselves in the thriving avant-garde film scenes of their adopted homes and eagerly experimented with the accessible new medium of Super-8. Prolific correspondent and writer Hélio Oiticica served as a bridge between these artists and those, like Vergara, who mostly remained in Brazil, relaying a steady stream of information about the New American Cinema to correspondents like Ivan Cardoso and the readers of the effervescent underground press of the 1970s.

Fome (Hunger)
1972. Directed by Carlos Vergara. 5 min.

Mamãe fiz um super-8 nas calças (Mommy, I Pooped a Super 8 in My Pants) 1974. Directed by Carlos Zilio. 1 min.

Trajetórias 1972. USA. Directed by Raymundo Colares. 6 min.

Elements 1972. Italy. Directed by Iole de Freitas. 4 min.

Light Work 1972. Italy. Directed by Iole de Freitas. 5 min.

Exit 1972. USA/Italy. Directed by Iole de Freitas. 5 min.

The Illustration of Art, I 1971. Directed by Antonio Dias. 8 min.

The Illustration of Art, II 1971. Directed by Antonio Dias. 5 min.

The Illustration of Art, III 1971. Directed by Antonio Dias. 7 min.

The Illustration of Art/Gimmick 1972. Directed by Antonio Dias. 6 min.

The Illustration of Art/Working Class Hero/Eating/Washing 1972. Directed by Antonio Dias. 7 min.

The Illustration of Art/The New York Information System 1972. Directed by Antonio Dias. 3 min.

The Illustration of Art/Brand XXX 1974. Directed by Antonio Dias. 3 min.

Variações sobre um Tema de Steinberg: As Máscaras no. 1. (Homage to Steinberg: The Masks) 1975. Directed by Nelson Leirner. 7 min.

A Rebelião dos Animais (The Animals’ Rebellion) 1974. Directed by Nelson Leirner. 18 min.

Composições no Fio: Partituras Mutantes (Composition on the Wire: Mutating Sheet Music) 1979. Directed by Paulo Bruscky. 3 min.

Reflection 1982. USA. Directed by Paulo Bruscky. 3 min.

Aépta 1982. USA. Directed by Paulo Bruscky. 5 min.

  1. Sunday, July 13, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Cullman Education and Research Building, Bartos Theater 3
    Introduced by Nicholas Fitch

  2. Saturday, July 12, 2014,
    4:00 p.m.

    Cullman Education and Research Building, Bartos Theater 3
    Introduced by Nicholas Fitch

  3. Thursday, July 10, 2014,
    4:00 p.m.

    T2, Titus Theater 2
    Introduced by Nicholas Fitch