TrAIN Open Lecture: Dora Longo Bahia

Open Lecture


O caso Dora, Dora Longo Bahia. 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.

In 2016, the Brazilian multimedia artist Dora Longo Bahia completed her postdoctoral studies at the Faculdade de Filosofia Letras e Ciências Humanas da Universidade de São Paulo under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Vladimir Safatle that resulted in her first long feature film, O caso Dora [The Dora Case].

O caso Dora aims to carry out a practical investigation situated on the border between documentary and fiction, taking as its main reference the film-happening by Jean-Luc Godard La Chinoise. The narrative of O caso Dora establishes a distorted mirroring between the happenings of May 1968, in Paris, and the protests of June 2013, in São Paulo. It also proposes an autobiographical reflection regarding the position of the artist in contemporaneity.

Since the 1980’s, Dora Longo Bahia has participated in several exhibitions, amongst them: 2017, 35o Panorama da Arte Brasileira – Brasil por multiplicidade; 2012, Eloge du Vertige, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France; 2011, The Spiral and the Square, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden; 2009, IX Biennial of Monterrey, Mexico; 2008, 28th International Biennial of São Paulo.

Join us for a film screening of O caso Dora followed by a Q&A with the artist and Dr. Michael Asbury, Reader in History and Theory of Art at TrAIN and CCW.

This is a free event open to the public. To book your place:

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    Dr Michael Asbury

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    I was born in Teresópolis, in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, the son of British missionaries. After twenty years in Brazil I came to England to study engineering but fortunately to myself (and others) changed course and went on to complete an MA in The Study of Contemporary Art at Liverpool University and a PhD in the History and Theory of Art at The London Institute (now UAL).
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