Bárbara Wagner: Brasília, Brazil, 1980
Benjamin of Burka: Munich, Germany, 1975
For over a decade, Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca have cultivated a collaborative partnership, producing compelling films and video installations that engage with fellow artists and collectives immersed in the realm of sound and stage. Their creative process centers around a research-based approach, combining investigative techniques with documentary observation. Together, they craft the direction, script, costumes, and soundtracks in close collaboration with the individuals involved in each project. This egalitarian methodology is essential in effectively conveying the often urgent and socially and historically determined content of their audiovisual investigations. Even when exploring alternative artistic mediums like engraving, the duo consistently incorporates the social archetypes and dynamics of political friction that serve as foundational elements of their artistic discourse.