biarritzzz is the second artist to be featured in the digital platform Pivô Satellite. EU NÃO SOU AFROFUTURISTA (I am not an afrofuturist) is a web-specific sound-visual album with 11 tracks and several collaborators, launched on August 24, 2020, as part of the digital exhibition O dias antes da quebra (The days before the crash), curated by Diane Lima.
I AM NOT AN AFROFUTURIST is the outcome from reflections and discomforts brought by the quarantine. As she puts it”It’s the combination of sound-musical works that I sign with the alter ego biahits. It is an attempt of mixing languages, testing their limits, while playing with genres and expanding the senses”. biarritzzz (Fortaleza, 1994) is a new media interdisciplinary artist who explores interactions between the online universe and its neverending images and non-hegemonic bodies, investigating the potential of this intersection and its cryptography as tools of power. In her work, the artist remixes pop culture, video art, meme politics, video game aesthetics and poetry with new media.
The album production relied on different partnerships, such as Henrique Falcão, Novíssimo Edgar, Denise Cloud, Mun Há, Anti Ribeiro and Deize Tigrona. “I AM NOT AN AFROFUTURIST is a word flood without paper. An accumulation of frustrations that could not become text or a thesis. “IT’S SOUND! Dialogue with myself in times of sadness and euphoria. It’s, first of all, an attempt to escape. Sometimes from myself, sometimes from the world and its dictatorships of doing, feeling, acting”, explains the artist.
Diane Lima signs the curatorial project that started Pivô Satellite. The days before the crash suggests a move back to what was being predicted, speculated and denounced before the pandemic, by a group of racialized and dissident artists with extensive experience in postponing the imminence of their own crashes. The first selected artist was Rebeca Carapiá. After biarritzzz, Diego Araúja and Raylander Martís dos Anjos will occupy the digital platform with monthly individual projects.
biarritzzz (Fortaleza, 1994) lives and works in Recife, Brazil. New media interdisciplinary artist whose focus is to understand the interactions between the internet universe, the world of images and non-hegemonic bodies, investigating the infinite languages from this intersection and their cryptography as tools of power. In her work she remixes pop culture, video art, meme politics, video game aesthetics and poetry with new media, her natural habitat. One of the first exponent Brazilian artists in GIF art, biarritzzz extrapolates her childhood and nerdy experiences in this world of epileptic images in motion, usurping digital aesthetics and putting into play the false question of technicality versus amateurism / science versus magic in the creation of realities.
Diane Lima is an independent curator, critic and researcher. She has a MD in Communication and Semiotics at PUC-SP. Her work consists of experimenting with contemporary curatorial practices in a decolonial perspective. She is currently part of the curatorial team of the 3rd edition of Frestas – Triennial of Arts at SESC-SP and since 2018 he has been curating the Valongo Festival. Among her main projects, the idealization of the AfroTranscendence art-education program stands out; the curatorship between 2016 and 2017 of Itaú Cultural Diálogos Ausents exhibition program and the participation in 2018 in the CCSP Art Critics Group. In 2019 she was co-curator of the PlusAfrot Residence and the group exhibition Lost Body – displacement as choreography, both projects that took place in Munich-Germany. Sworn in by several selection and award commissions, she is a professor at Itaú Cultural’s Specialization in Cultural Management and editorially co-curates two contemporary art publications, one by Act. and the other by French publisher Brook, both in press.