GABRIELA CARNEIRO DA CUNHA
ESPETÁCULOS EM CIRCULAÇÃO
Altamira 2042 (2019)
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Gabriela Carneiro da Cunha is an actress, director and researcher. For the past 5
years, the artist has developed the ”Riverbank Project: about rivers, buiúnas and
fireflies, an art research dedicated to listening and amplifying the testimony of
Brazilian rivers that are living an experience of catastrophe. This project was
conceived as a response to the Anthropocene, defined here as "the moment when men cease to fear catastrophe to become the catastrophe themselves".
The first stage was created from the testimony of Araguaia River and was held in
2015 with the play Guerrillas or for the land there are no missing persons about the
women who fought in the Araguaia Guerrilla Group. After shown in Rio de Janeiro, São
Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and Brasília, in the year of 2019, the play was
presented in nine cities in the region where the conflicts actually took place. For a
month and a half we held presentations, workshops and debates.
In 2019 she premiered at the International Theatre Festival – MITsp the performance
installation "Altamira 2042”, the second stage of this research project, this time
created from the testimony of the Xingu River about the catastrophe caused by the
Belo Monte hydroelectric dam.
The artist has been awarded by the Faperj Scholarship to Encourage Artistic Creation,
Experimentation and Research, as well as the Funarte Artistic Training Scholarship,
the Oi Futuro Artsônica Residency and Prince Claus Foundation and Goethe Institute
Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change.
In her theater and cinema career, she has worked with directors such as Ariane
Mnouchkine, Georgette Fadel, Cibele Forjaz, Grace Passô, Eryk Rocha and Heitor
In 2019 she won the award for best supporting actress at the Rio Film Festival.