‘Spirits of Brazil’ coming to VG&M for LightNight

A specially commissioned art installation exploring the spiritual rituals of Brazil is heading to the Victoria Gallery & Museum for this year’s LightNight festival.

Taking place across 50 venues on Friday 17 May 2019 from 5pm until late, LightNight showcases the creative lifeblood of Liverpool when the city’s world-class cultural venues open their doors until late at night staging over 100 free special events for all ages.

Híbridos, The Spirits of Brazil’ is a multi-screen installation by international artist duo Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon. Based on four years of research, the film presents an expansive audiovisual journey into the spiritual and cultural rituals of Brazil through a realm of movement, dance and music pulsating at high rhythms.

It’s one of seven new artistic LightNight commissions revealed today; each exploring ‘Ritual’ – the theme binding 2019’s programme, with events exploring personal and communal rituals of all kinds throughout history to the current day.

Produced by social enterprise Open Culture, LightNight Liverpool is in its tenth year and presents new and ambitious commissions alongside free concerts, exhibitions, hands-on workshops, performances, talks and more.

The full LightNight programme, including other University of Liverpool activities, will be released on 15 April.

LightNight takes place during  Open House 2019 – ten days of free talks, performances, exhibitions and interactive experiences at the University of Liverpool from 13 – 22 May 2019.

Híbridos, The Spirits of Brazil — Vincent Moon & Priscilla Telmon
5-10pm, Friday, 17 May 2019
Victoria Gallery & Museum

(Image: LightNight 2019 courtesy of Open Culture)

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