Echoes of Attempts – A Conversation with Ricardo Aleixo

Ricardo Aleixo is a Brazilian intermedia artist-performer, poet and editor. His work mixes poetry, visual arts, video, dance, performance, music and sound design. He has exhibited in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Argentina, Portugal, France, Spain and Switzerland. His most recent books of poems, Extraquadro (Impressões de Minas) and Diário da encruza (Organismo) was published in 2020. He develops his creative and research projects at LIRA / Laboratório Interartes Ricardo Aleixo and KORA / Kombo Roda Afrotópica, both situated in the neighborhood of Campo Alegre, the periphery of Belo Horizonte.

Nathaniel Wolfson is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Affiliated Faculty of the Program in Critical Theory at UC Berkeley. He teaches Brazilian literature and visual culture in a comparative mode, including exchanges between Latin America, the Lusophone world, Europe and the United States. His research interests include critical theory, literary history and criticism, visual arts and cultures, and media studies.

André Lepecki is Professor and the Chair of the Department of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Lepecki works and researches at the intersection of critical dance studies, curatorial practice, performance theory, contemporary dance and visual arts performance.

This event is a collaboration between the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese; and the NYU Department of Performance Studies.

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