Parangolé, still from experimental film, artwork, Parangole, by Abinadi Meza, hand-painted 16mm film and HD video

Abinadi Meza, still from Parangolé, 2023

still from experimental film, artwork, Parangole, by Abinadi Meza, hand-painted 16mm film and HD video

Abinadi Meza, still from Parangolé, 2023

still from experimental film, artwork, Parangole, by Abinadi Meza, hand-painted 16mm film and HD video

Abinadi Meza, still from Parangolé, 2023

Parangolé, 2023

color, sound, 3:00

16mm film transfer to HD, single channel screening or multi-channel installation


A rainy morning in Rio de Janeiro; film as a membrane, a memory veil, imprinted by the body and the environment. The title is a reference to the performative cloaks/capes of the late Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, made of various materials including fabric, paper, and plastic. This handmade film is made with reclaimed pigments and physical processes including spraying, scratching, staining, and contact printing.

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