Jaque Jolene, a fictional autobiographical entity who sometimes inhabits the body of the Brazilian videoartist. Drawing on the powerful potential energy of her female ancestors, Jolene is an independent woman who lives a full life. In Paparazzi, she is invited for the first time to travel to the United Kingdom and inspired by Lady Diana, she performs a ritual when she arrives to connect herself with the new culture.
Márcia Beatriz Granero is a Brazilian artist and independent producer currently based in São Paulo. Her projects explore the creation of the character, Jaque Jolene, recorded in videos and photographs. Jaque is the centre of the work, a fictional autobiographical entity who from time to time inhabits Márcia Beatriz Granero’s body. The artist collaborates with her creation in performative actions as they visit historic buildings where cultural institutions are established. These performances result in videos, photographs and installations. In them, cinematic language is explored not in order to undermine the fallacies of cinematic constructions but as a device for investigation and presentation of their surroundings.
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