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Conceptual animated GIFs explore what identity means in Brazil today

By Jorge Bassani and Francisco Zorzete


Jorge Bassani and Francisco Zorzete, two visual artists and concrete poets whose work from the dictatorial period was analyzed in the second issue of Artememoria, contribute an original series of works for the magazine’s new edition. Through a series of animated GIFs, Bassani and Zorzete elaborate on the very term identity, contemplating categories – their separations and intersections – through colors and words. The animations remind us that there are conceptual as well as practical implications of identity politics and, ultimately, can serve as an invitation to theorize about the stories, images, and arguments in the rest of this issue.


Special thanks to Alec Cummings for animation.