21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil | Imagined Communities
Associação Cultural Videobrasil in São Paulo received support for the participation of Thierry in the 21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil, titled ‘Imagined Communities’. He is commissioned to make a new installation, but the grant received is only covering the travelling costs. The work commissioned was developed during Thierry Oussou’s stay in Brazil. Over the months of research the artist gathered statements from various professionals linked to the Cemetery of Newly-Arrived Slaves Memorial Museum and the National Museum, in Rio de Janeiro. Proposing a reflection on the memory and emotions surrounding preservation and diffusion, the video draws on sugar as a metaphor of history, considering the character of the forgotten heritage preserved by both institutions and seeking to understand erasures and continuities of the past in the present.
Associação Cultural Videobrasil
Thierry Oussou Thierry Oussou, What is left of the sugar cubes, installation, 2019