From September 06 through 25, 2005
SESC Pompéia – São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Performance was the main theme of the Festival, which had its run extended to three weeks, splitting the Southern Panoramas competitive exhibition into three different sections: State of the Art (aimed at the production of established artists), Contemporary Investigations (research), and New Vectors (emerging artists). The 15,000 people who attended the event have watched historical performance retrospectives dedicated to the works of Serbian artist Marina Abramovic, New-York-based media center The Kitchen, the Dutch World Wide Video Festival, and Videobrasil itself; nine live performances have been presented by Chelpa Ferro, feitoamãos/F.A.Q., Frente 3 de Fevereiro, Marco Paulo Rolla, Eder Santos, and Detanico Lain, from Brazil, Ingrid Mwangi, from Germany/Kenya, Melati Suryodarmo, from Indonesia, and Coco Fusco, from the U.S., who ran an intervention in front of the U.S. Consulate General. The Festival promoted meetings between the audience and artists such as Terezinha Soares, from Minas Gerais, a pioneer of performance in Brazil, as well as live-image evenings, debates, and a performance workshop coordinated by Marco Paulo Rolla and Marcos Hill from the Centro de Experimentação e Informação de Arte (MG). The Festival welcomed 114 guests from Brazil and abroad and granted six awards, three of them residencies including the production of audiovisual artwork.