Seminar Indigestion Languages ​​and Visual Policies

Languages ​​of Indigestion and Visual Policies is the title of Daniel Sepúlveda's seminar and performance reading. The notions of aesthetics, language and visuality are crossed by the white colonial heritage, a factor that determines the ways in which these concepts were materialized throughout the so-called universal history. The seminar “Languages ​​of indigestion and visual policies” is proposed as a place to put these categories in tension, in order to imagine other forms of perception that, in turn, intervene in the field of production of the sensory to disengage / disable oculocentrism and its colonial dictatorship (Valencia, 2019).

 This seminar lasts 8 months and will be held in person and online with several invited professors and intervention actions in the public space. We are calling on all artists, researchers and people interested in the topics raised by the seminar. The first block has the following form: -visual languages ​​and coloniality of seeing -cartographies of coloniality, oculocentrism and its colonial dictatorship ** @ laryssamachada will be our first invited teacher in this first block



The Seminar on Indigestion Languages ​​and Visual Policies (@cipei_) along with the 
# CAPACETE2019_2020 program features:

Workshop with Laryssa Machada * on days 2 (from 17 to 20h) and December 3 (from 16 to 19hr)

the fiction of the end has arrived; One of the paths passed through the leaves is to double time space. 
It's all made up now, the world I'll tell you. ///
"Sometimes to Access the Earth We Must Fall" are imaginary (and energetic) rituals of reconnecting 
with our [non] memories to enter the future from a critical eye on colonial historicity and the 
transit of non-hegemonic bodies through the city. . Through the construction of photoperformances 
that include symbols / objects / gestures from Amerindian and aphrodiasporic populations, the idea 
is to visit the healing process that racialized bodies build daily from their [re] creations of reality.
 In the ambition to redesign the future, it is impossible to do so from the oblivion of these violence.
 Thus, we evoke imaginary rituals to realize the axes of cleansing, discharging negative ebos, 
historical quizilas.
The purpose of the workshop is to visit the participant dxs memories seeking to double time-space, 
building new imagery references and rewriting the historicity of the land we ascended. 
|| LIMITED VACANCIES || * @ laryssamachada is a visual artist, photographer and filmmaker.
 builds images as rituals of decolonization and reinvention of reality. His works discuss 
the construction of image about LGBT's, indigenous people, quilombolas, people of the street. 
believe in the weather and storms.
This seminar is made possible by @princeclausfund

The second block of the seminar Languages of Indigestion and Visual Policies begins in the second week of January.
In collaboration with @pencecoletivo @cipei_ and our resident Daniel Sepúlveda.

The notions of aesthetics, language and visuality are crossed by the white-colonial heritage, a factor that determines the ways in which these concepts were materialized throughout the so-called universal history.
The seminar [Languages] of indigestion and visual policies is proposed as a space to put these categories in tension, in order to imagine other forms of perception that, in turn, intervene in the field of production of the sensory to disable / disable oculocentrism and
his colonial dictatorship (Valencia, 2019) - Burn after indigestion, first meeting of this second bloc. El Consumo de Imágenes de Linchamientos, Raiford, Leigh.

Serpent Rain – a talk about time and the elements

In this conversation, Denise Ferreira da Silva and Camilla Rocha Campos discuss issues raised 
in the movie Serpente Rain (Arjuna Neuman and Denise Ferreira da Silva, 2016). 
Although these themes aim to expand on various propositions presented in the film, 
Denise and Camilla will attempt to expand the elaboration of the questioning of temporality and 
the ethical and aesthetic openings suggested by the elementarities, that is, an image of the world 
in which transformation is contemplated as an infinite movement of re / de / composition.

Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva’s academic writings and artistic practice address the ethical questions 
of the global present and target the metaphysical and ontoepistemological dimensions of modern thought.
She is a Professor and Director of The Social Justice Institute (GRSJ) at the University of British 
Columbia, Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts, at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), 
and Visiting Professor of Law, at Birkbeck University of London. She is the author of Toward a 
Global Idea of Race  and co-editor of Race, Empire, and The Crisis of the Subprime 
(with Paula Chakravartty) . Her art-related work includes texts for publications linked to the 
2016 Liverpool and and Sao Paulo Biennales, Venice 2017, and Documenta 14, as well as collaborations 
such as the play Return of the Vanishing Peasant, with Ros Martin, the films Serpent Rain (2016) 
and 4Waters-Deep Implicancy (2018), with Arjuna Neuman; and events (performances, talks, and private 
sessions) and texts related  Poethical Readings and the Sensing Salon, with Valentina Desideri.

Camilla Rocha Campos - Artist, teacher, researcher, writer and self-revolutionary. 
Her artistic practice is collaborative, built through the contribution of people in contexts 
full of emotion and criticism. In this relational field Camilla proposes art and non-art experiences. 
She participates in seminars, talks and projects in Brazil and other countries, building and sharing 
aesthetic / artistic processes from non-hegemonic logics. In 2016, she was a resident artist at the 
CAPACETE International Program, in Rio de Janeiro, where since 2017 she has been the director. 
She holds a master's degree in Art Theory and Criticism from the UERJ Arts Institute. She is currently 
teacher at Parque Lage Art School and at Maré Art School.





With the sales of books and works by renowned artists, CAPACETE will enable the CAPACETE 2019 // 2020 
Program, which includes 6 artists, including 2 Brazilian artists, who will carry out their 
research for 1 year.

Come visit us!

We thank Andrea Fraser, Laura Lima, Falke Pisano, Ivan Navarro, Deborah Engel, Cildo Meireles, 
Angelo Venosa, José Bechara and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané for donating their works.

*** more information contact us by e-mail:

Pêdra Costa



Pêdra Costa is a Brazilian Performance Artist and a Visual Anthropologist. S/he is currently doing a Diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and working with queer immigrant artists internationally. Hers work is informed by the aesthetics of post-porn and an investigation about anti-colonial concepts.
About the residency: The focus of my research is the Invisible Knowledge, which I have developed experimentally, based on anti-colonial strategies, self-care pedagogies and non-cartesian epistemologies. I present my performance “de_colon_isation”, which is part of my research at the University of Fine Arts Vienna. I release the book in Brazil “Anti*Colonial Fantasies – Decolonial Strategies” and I work on my project “Anti-analysis”, where I schedule an appointment with 6 artists (individually or in groups) per day, in a free session of 50 minutes each, focusing on art, critical theory and pedagogy.






This open call invites new proposals for the selection of 10 participants for the CAPACETE programme 2019, lasting for 10 months, from March 2019 to December 2019


The application form must be sent by e-mail to:

The application form can be found below.

Along with the application form, the candidate must send a résumé (CV) and portfolio.


Deadline for application and submission of material:  10th June 2018.


Registration is free.


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Blackout: The Necropolitics of Extraction



This presentation addresses extraction—a key logic of global capitalism—as well as the politics and aesthetics of emergent forms of resistance today. In view of spreading sacrifice zones given over to resource mining, abetted by exploitative international trade agreements and the finance of debt servitude, what forms do the cultural politics of resistance take, and how are artists—including Angela Melitopoulos, Allora & Calzadilla, and Ursula Biemann—materializing images and sounds of emancipation and decolonization?

Capacete – Rua Benjamin Constant, 131 – Glória, RJ
Friday (23/02) – 19 horas

Risco Cinema

GAE Expande #04


GAE – Grupo de Pesquisa em Arte e Ecologia é formado por professores e estudantes de Artes Visuais numa colaboração entre UFRJ e UFJF. Neste encontro de setembro faremos um Apanhadão dos encontros passados, e aproveitamos para refazer o convite para os até então interlocutores que passaram pelo GAE EXPANDE ( Ana Hupe, André Vecchi, Camilla Rocha Campos, Fabiane M. Borges, João Queiroz, Jorge Soledar, Malu Fragoso, Marina Fraga, Renata Zago, Ricardo Basbaum, Rundhsten V. de Nader)