my latest work
Multimodal ethnography and experimental collaborations
The article is written together with Katharina Hilgenberger and is published in Visual Ethnography Journal vol IX, 2020
In august 2018 I've co-directed with Kasper, an emerging pop artist from Brazil, the music video Papoula. The article explores the experimental collaborations between me and Katharina Hilgenberg, a German anthropologist that lives in Brazil and played various roles in the music video making. The article offers an insight into the reflexive interactions that happened during the multimodal ‘writing’ process. For that reason, the article is experimental in form, curating and mediating between various multimodal texts: the written word, timelapse animations, photographs and audio recordings.
Drags in da' House
Feature film coming soon!
A film by Divina Kaskaria,
Satine von Destroyer, Gabeeh Brazil, Mihai Andrei Leaha and Paula Bessa Braz
Three young Brazilian artists perform at a Drag Race competition at the famous independent electronic music party, Caps Lock form São Paulo. When the global pandemic provoked by Coronavirus forces most Brazilians into confinement, Divina Kaskaria, Satine and Gabeeh Brazil are left to perform their drags online, while coping with the challenges of everyday life, with social distancing and home isolation.
Family Song 74 min. 2020
A feature ethnographic film by Paula Bessa Braz and Mihai Andrei Leaha.
A family decides to open a classical music school in their own house, on the outskirts of Fortaleza, Brazil. The Cruz' brothers organize themselves to teach what they love to other children in their neighborhood. Little by little, their house becomes a place for musical gatherings in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Fortaleza. But, in order to make a living out of music, they might need more. How far can music take them?
Multimodal spaces, atmospheres, modulations. Experiencing the independent electronic music scene of Sao Paulo