Catumbi From Itapocu documents a Quilombola community, a hinterland settlement formed by descendants of Afro-Brazilian slaves who escaped from slave plantations, located in South Brazil’s countryside. Its centenary tradition, Catumbi, is a syncretic manifestation that includes a procession, dance, music and other Afro-Brazilian customs. In this performance, an immersive sound and video installation creates a processional space for the experience of a communal night of rite.
New works for a live audience, curated performance program, 2017
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU, East Lansing, MI

Catumbi From Itapocu

Video performance, 2-channel video projection with 4-ch live sound mixing
18 minutes
The piece utilizes material from the short documentary Itapocu.