18 NOV - 4 DEC 2022

Curupira e a máquina do destino



Filmed in Amazonia between the Phantom Road BR-319, the Transamazônica BR-230 and the real village of Realidade, Curupira e a máquina do destino documents an encounter between the creature Curupira, protectress of the forests, and the incarnated ghost of Iracema, a 14-year-old prostitute. A portrait of 2021 Brazil and the ravaging of the Amazon rainforest: the cyclical history and story of Brazil in pursuit of so-called progress. Warm ruins of a corrupted future.


Janaina Wagner works in video, photography, books, drawing, installations, scenography and painting. She has an MA from the Programme d'Expérimentation Artistique et Politique (SPEAP) and is currently a PhD fellow at Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains. Conceptually she explores the limits, controls and contentions that humankind forges with the world. She has taken part in several residencies, including Gasworks (UK), FID Campus at the Festival International de Cinéma de Marseille, Bolsa Pampulha (Minas Gerais), Festival Mondes Possibles at the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers (Paris), Red Bull Station and Casa Tomada (São Paulo), Anarcademia W139 (Amsterdam) and NES Skagaströnd (Iceland). She lives and works between Paris and São Paulo.