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The Mask: Being Another

Beatriz Jaguaribe

Masks: ecstasy, anonymity and contagion

Based on the work of contemporary photographers, Jaguaribe analyze the extreme situations of contact and rejection to which anonymity in the street leads us. What identities does the mask configure in contemporary Brazil? How is masking expressed in its urban fabric?

Adrià Pujol Cruells and Joan Font Pujol

Festivity and Power

What forms of general sociability do popular celebrations have? Do they still retain their subversive capacity today? The anthropologist and writer Adrià Pujol Cruells talks with theater director Joan Font Pujol, founder of the theater group Comediants, about Carnival as a space for collective imagination and self-reflection.

Franco “Bifo” Berardi

Rediscovering the face

Philosopher Franco "Bifo" Berardi, one of the most incisive voices of contemporary thought, talks with writer Laura Fernández about the effects of social distance and the use of the mask on contemporary forms of affectivity.

Maria Alekhina and Manel Alías

The masked protest

What role does anonymity play in a context of authoritarianism and surveillance? Russian activist Maria Alekhina talk with journalist Manel Alías about the subversive power of the mask and the transformative capacity of art. This conversation took place before the Russian invasion of ...