Happened at LISA


This year the V Cycle of Debates on Psychological Processes & Cultural in Emerging Themes, from GRACIAS and the Graduate Program in Psychology at FFCLRP - USP, will be opened by Sylvia Caiuby Novaes - "ABOUT THE AFFECTION IN THE EYES OF THREE WOMEN" , Sylvia is a full professor in the field of Image Anthropology at the University of São Paulo (2010), where he has been teaching since 1974. Bachelor and degree in Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo (1971), she also defended her Master's in Social Anthropology (1980), doctorate at USP ( 1990) and professorship (2006). He completed his post doctorate studies at the University of Manchester (England) and at the University of Saint Andrews (Scotland). She was Visiting Professor at the Musée du quai Branly (France) and at the University of Oxford (England). She founded LISA - Laboratory of Image and Sound in Anthropology, under her coordination between 1990-2014 and since 2016. She was the main coordinator of three thematic projects financed by FAPESP. (1997-2002; 2003-2007; 2010-2015). He works in the field of Anthropology, with an emphasis on Anthropology of Expressive Forms, Anthropology of Image and Indigenous Ethnology. She has been a researcher at CEstA - Center for Amerindian Studies, since its foundation. His publications deal with themes such as: visual anthropology, photography and cinema in the contemporary world, ethnography and image, the Bororo society. He was head of the Department of Anthropology at FFLCH at USP (1999-2003; 2007-2009). Between 2014 and 2016, she was Director of the Maria Antonia University Center. Editor in charge of the magazine GIS - Gesto Imagem e Som, Revista de Antropologia.


Via Zoom - bit.ly/napedra

On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcmmeOVL_9x0NvUivBOf6Yg

Full Schedule

In 2001, from the initiative of the participants of an optional subject at the PPGAS/USP, interested in exploring a series of issues beyond the disciplinary scope, Napedra was created. The subject was called Paradigms of Theater in Anthropology. We decided to deepen our studies in the interfaces of anthropology and performance, alternating studies of texts relevant to the anthropology of performance with experience in the field of performance events.

Coordinated by John C. Dawsey, Napedra arises from the meeting of anthropologists in search of knowledge produced in art workshops, with artists in search of knowledge associated with the anthropologists' craft. It is the first research center in anthropology and performance in Brazil.

Performance seismology. The Anthropology, Performance and Drama Nucleus (Napedra), whose acronym evokes a geological image, is born from the echoes of a seismological movement in the field of anthropology. It resonates with the sounds and noises of a “performative turn” in anthropology, which began in the 1970s, involving a significant number of researchers.

Between the arts and sciences, the concept of performance takes on varied, changing and hybrid forms. There is something unresolved in this concept that resists definitive formulations and disciplinary boundaries. From different fields of knowledge and artistic expression – theater, music, performing arts, anthropology, sociology, psychoanalysis, linguistics, decolonial studies, feminism, queer theory – the concept of performance is formulated.

LISA/USP - Remote Event

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Celebrating 30 years of creation of the Laboratory of Image and Sound in Anthropology (LISA) of the Department of Anthropology of the University of São Paulo, during the month of November 2021 GRAVI - Visual Anthropology Group - organizes the event Between worlds: ethnographic, collaborative films and indigenous cinemas in dialogue.

The event consists of three meetings and an exhibition of films produced in the context of anthropological research with the support of LISA and different productions from South America , which express works done by, about and with indigenous peoples.  ​​​​​​​

1. Circulations of Indigenous Cinemas, which brings together producers, directors and indigenous collectives that address the challenges that permeate indigenous films, especially in terms of their circulation; 

2. Collaborative productions and processes, which highlights the different shared film makings within the scope of the training of indigenous filmmakers; 

3. Ethnographic Films: research and training, which addresses film production about indigenous peoples carried out in the context of academic research with a focus on the relationship between the university and indigenous peoples.

Each program of the exhibition has a debate which includes directors and directors from indigenous groups, institutions and universities, as well as a GRAVI researcher who investigates related topics.


FILM EXHIBITION PROGRAM: Films will be open the 01/11/2021

Program 1 - Indigenous Cinema Circulations
​​​​​​​Program 2 - Collaborative Productions and Processes
​​​​​​​Program 3 - ​​​​​​​Ethnographic Films: research and training



Opening: Paula Morgado (LISA/USP)

05/11/21, 17:00
Circulations of Indigenous Cinemas


Mediation: Ana Lúcia Ferraz (Anthropologist and director/GRAVI/USP)​​​​​​​

  • David Hernández Palmar (Director Wayuu, curator and coordinator of CLACPI – Latin American Coordinator of Cine y Comunicación de los Indígenas Publos) 
  • Patricia Yallico - (Ecuadorian Quechua Director – ACAPANA - Association of Film Creators and the Audiovisual of Pueblos y Nacionalidades)
  • Alberto Alvares Tuparay (Guarani director, taking a master's degree in UFF cinema)
  • Ivan Molina (Bolivian Quechua Director, Escuela de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales de La Paz)​​​​​​​

11/12/21, 17:00
Collaborative Productions and Processes

Remote event: Youtube

Live release of Volume 6 of GIS - Gesto, Imagem e Som - Revista de Antropologia with the participation of the volume's editor, Francirosy Barbosa, the organizers of the Musicar Local dossier, Erica Giesbrecht, Rose Satiko Hijiki and Vi Grunvald, and the authors Suzel Ana Reily (Unicamp) and Jean dos Anjos (LAI/UFC).

Live broadcast:https://youtu.be/1wzefwSrLNI

Volume 6 of GIS has articles, essays, translations, reviews, in addition to the In Memoriam and Achados na Rede section.

Contributed in vol. 6: Alexsânder Nakaóka Elias, Alice Nin, Alice Villela, Amanda Ravetz, Ana Carolina Brindarolli, Anna Flávia Guimarães Hartmann, Anna Grimshaw, Andre Castro Soares, André GoldFeder, Arthur Silva Barbosa, Brenno Brandalise Demarchi, Clarice E. Peixoto, Cristina de Branco , Ellis Regina Sanchez Hermoza, Érica Giesbrecht, Felipe Neis Araujo, Fernando de Tacca, Gibran Teixeira Braga, Jaqueline Gomes, Jean Souza dos Anjos, Julia Couto Mota, Juan Pablo Estupiñán, Kelen Pessuto, Luís Felipe Hirano, Luiz Ricardo Basso Ballestero, Luiz Henrique Campos Pereira, Luiza Fernandes Coelho, Marcelo Artioli Schellini, María Eugenia Domínguez, Mariana Santos Teófilo, Meno Del Picchia, Michael Taussig, Noelle Rodrigues Ventura, Paula Pagliari de Braud, Raquel Mendonça Martins, Renan Moretti Bertho, Riccardo Putti, Roderick Peter Steel , Rogério Gonçalves de Carvalho, Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji, Soraya Fleischer, Silvia Citro, Suzel Ana Reily, Sylvia Caiuby Novaes, Tatiana Lotierzo, Tayná Corrêa de Sá, Vi Grunvald.

We invite you to browse the magazine's summary to access the items that interest you. Access https://www.revistas.usp.br/gis

Sesc Vila Mariana

Sesc - Social Service of Commerce invites for the opening of the exhibition Encontros Ameríndios.

Opening Online Event
July 31, 2021, 3 pm, via youtube.com/sescvilamariana channel

With Sylvia Caiuby Novaes (designer and coordinator of the exhibition project), Marina Herrero (indigenist) and Els Lagrou (researcher)
Mediation: Tatiana Amaral (Technical Assistant at Gepros - Studies and Social Programs Management at Sesc São Paulo)

Translated into LIBRAS

Sesc Vila Mariana presents the exhibition Encontros Ameríndios, from 7/31/21 to 2/13/22, coordinated by Sylvia Caiuby Novaes and curated by Aristoteles Barcelos Neto, with the proposal to explore dialogic possibilities based on the encounter among the arts of the Haida and Tahltan peoples (Canada), Guna (Panama), Shipibo Konibo (Peru) and Huni Kuin (Brazil).

The exhibition, including paintings, drawings, digital art, embroidery and wood carving, features works by the MAHKU Huni Kuin Collective, from the Alto Rio Jordão Indigenous Land, in Acre (Brazil); the artists Shipibo-Konibo Olinda Silvano, Wilma Maynas, Silvia Ripoca, Ronin Koshi Arias Silvano and Dora Inuma Ramírez from Alto Ucayali and the Cantagallo Community in Lima, Peru; by artists Guna Ana Bella Fernandez, Angelmira Owens Perez, Benilda Mores, Briseida Iglesias, Buna Bipi, Conciencia Grace Rodriguez, Dilma Gardel, Edita Lopez, Emilsy Fernandez, Flor Fernandez, Gilda Tejada, Lea Amelta Tejada, Lonilda Gonzalez, Lucre Tejada and Victoria Gonzalez of the Comarca Guna Yala in Panama; by artists Haida Gwaai Edenshaw and Jaalen Edenshaw of the Haida Gawaii Archipelago in Canada; and by artist Tahltan Alano Edzerza of Telegraph Creek also in Canada.

The choice of works is based on two paths, one being the in-depth curatorial study of the original peoples and their works, and the other, the intercultural translation of the ideas and motivations of their artists behind their productions, with the aim of bringing the the artists' individual creativity, the changes in their works over time, the thematic universe approached by each one, the plastic and aesthetic preferences and the philosophical and cosmological issues of the arts of these Amerindian peoples. The curatorial process was guided by the biographies and reflections of indigenous artists, having as one of the concerns the protagonism of their authors.


Film screenings and conversation circles

Celebrating 30 years of creation and 20 years of production by the Laboratory of Image and Sound in Anthropology (LISA) of the Anthropology Department of the University of São Paulo (USP), the exhibition Between cities: ethnographic films in dialogue - Brazil and Colombia proposes a dialogue film between multiple cities in the state of São Paulo, Brazil and the region of Antioquia, Colombia. through the colors, sounds and movements registered by the lenses of anthropologists and anthropologists from the two countries, Brazil and Colombia. Separated into three programs, the 29 works narrate multiple possibilities of (re)existing.

08/06/2021, 5:30 pm - The city and its spaces highlights different places as articulating powers, that affect and mobilize people. - https://lisa.fflch.usp.br/en/node/12729

08/11/2021, 3 pm - Space and its arts includes portraits of diverse artistic expressions and cultural in urban contexts - https://lisa.fflch.usp.br/en/node/12730

08/20/2021, 5:30 pm - The space and its inhabitants addresses the people who, to their In this way, they circulate and appropriate spaces in the registered contexts, seeking different forms of belonging  - https://lisa.fflch.usp.br/en/node/12731

Registration: event open to the public

Programming completehttp: //lisa.fflch.usp.br/mostra_entre_cidades


Free course, part of the programming of the Tikmư'ưn/Maxakali* Film Festival, taught by researcher and director Roney Freitas.

Inscriptions: https://bityli.com/Qj1Fi 

The introduction to "Audiovisual Script - Creation processes (fiction and documentary)" aims to present and discuss, by concepts and exhibition of the creation process, the fundamental elements of the writing of a cinema script, such as character, scene, structure, expressive use of space and creation of script from myths. In addition to investigating diy methods, this course brings an introduction to the universe of writing for cinema, bringing important concepts in the act of thinking about audiovisual inspired from the experience of the films of the Cinema Show Tikmư'ưn Maxakali 2020.

Lesson 1 - Documentary Script Process - 06/04, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The process of developing documentary design and editing script.  

Lesson 2 - Introduction to the Film Script - 08/04, from 19h to 21h
Aristotle's "Poetics" and its echoes: genres of writing.

Lesson 3 - Myth and script, creation processes - 13/04, from 19h to 21h
Discussion of the process of creating script from myths.


Free course, part of the Tikmũ’ũn / Maxakali * Cinema Exhibition, taught by researchers Ana Estrela da Costa and Paula Berbert.

Registrations: https://bityli.com/K2hnC​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If most of the so-called Western film experiences are concentrated in the act of capturing and recording images, in the audiovisual production of the filmmakers of the Tikmũ'ũn / Maxakali people, these experiences are constituted as relational gestures, in marked continuity with the aesthetic regimes of looking and listening. conformed to the shamanic practices carried out with the yãmĩyxop, enchanted beings-singers, peoples-spirit. As these experiences shared between filmmakers, “characters”, shamans and yãmĩyxop become cinematographic products, other types of relationship still emerge beyond the villages, since these films are devices for meeting other indigenous peoples and also with non-indigenous people. By expanding the cosmopolitical territories where the Tikmũ ́ũn / Maxakali circulate, as well as their possibilities of agency, their cinema is revealed as a powerful inter-world translation tool.
The purpose of this course is to reflect on the specifics of the tikmũ ́ũn / maxakali way of making cinema. For this, at each session we will highlight key elements that seem to give a sense of together to the intense audiovisual production of these people: the relationships between cinema, ritual, body, territory and memory.

TARGET AUDIENCE: from 18 years old. Maximum of 40 students.

Class 1 - Cine Maxakali: Cine-Caça-Ritual - 25/03, Thursday, 19h - 21h

Experiences of encounters between worlds. Cinema celebrates invisible presences, shares images between bodies that dance and listen, look, hide, seek, avoid, meet.

Class 2 - Making Territory - Memory. - 30/03, Tuesday, 19h - 21h

The beginnings and ends of the world are stories that are not forgotten. Memory is in the land and in the corners, and it is shared with us through the cinema

Class 3 - Making Body - Ũn Ka´Ok - 01/04, Thursday, 19h - 21h

The initiation, growth and exchange rituals show the impossibility of fixed corporealities that experience a static reality. Cinema composes and shows bodies that are constantly produced through relational experiences with yãmĩyxop.


​​​​​​​A conversation-debate with director Isa Albuquerque and historian Maria Claudia Badán Ribeiro about the film CODINOME CLEMENTE (Brazil / 2018 / Documentary / 101 ’)

To liven up the debate, we will have professors Esther Hamburger (Cinema-ECA / USP), Osvaldo Luis Angel Coggiola (História / USP) and Wilson do Nascimento Barbosa (História / USP).

Live broadcast of the debate:




The film will be open from 17:00, 03/18 until 17:00, 03/19



Subtitles in English