This was based on the chapter “Artists’ films,” written for the catalogue of the exhibition Filmes de artista: Brasil 1965-80. The exhibition was held in the exhibition space Oi Futuro, in Rio de Janeiro, from May 1 – June 17, 2007, curated by Fernando Cocchiarale (b. 1952). It was a highly interesting comprehensive retrospective of the pioneering works created in film and video by Brazilian artists. The show was a significant contribution to the debate on that body of work, barely studied until this exhibition, much less understood.
To better understand some of the critics’ positions related to its broad perspective, see the texts “Sinais da contemporaneidade no modernismo: do fazer à apropriação”  and “Artes do espaço e fluxo do tempo” .
Before serving as a curator and arts administrator, Fernando Cocchiarale had a short period working as an experimental artist in the 1970s, when he was also one of the main promoters of the Experimental Room at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio). Starting in the 1980s, he became a distinguished art critic, performing notable work as a curator as well. His work as an arts administrator included stints as director of Fundação Nacional de Arte (Funarte) and of MAM-Rio, itself.