Brazilian artists Rivane Neuenschwander and Cao Guimarães’s Quarta-Feira de Cinzas / Epilogue captures a group of ants’ colourful post-Carnival procession. Shot on Ash Wednesday, the video observes as the ants begin their own profane feast to the rhythm of matchbox samba.
Tate Film Display
Rivane Neuenschwander and Cao Guimarães Quarta-Feira de Cinzas / Epilogue, Brazil 2006, HD video, colour, sound, 6 min, looped
T12412, Purchased using funds provided by the 2006 Outset / Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection 2007
About Rivane Neuenschwander and Cao Guimarães
Rivane Neuenschwander (b.1967, Brazil) is an artist whose work explores language, nature, geography, the passing of time and social interactions. In her installations, films and photographs, Neuenschwander employs fragile, unassuming materials to create aesthetic experiences, a process she describes as ‘ethereal materialism’.
Cao Guimarães (b.1965, Brazil) is an artist and filmmaker whose work focuses on improvised or unexpected uses of everyday objects. His films have screened at numerous international film festivals including Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, Venice, Rotterdam and Berlinale, and were the subject of retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art (2011), Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (2014) and National Cinematheque Mexico (2014).