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GUANGZHOU

Times Museum

Zizhiqu

Autonomous Regions

CINTHIA MARCELLE and TIAGO MATA MACHADO, O Século (The Century), 2011, Video, 9 min 37 sec. 

Courtesy Times Museum, Guangzhou.


Dozens of wrathful stones fall onto an empty street, launched from somewhere just off-screen. Hard hats, tires and work boots follow in violent, agitated bursts; oil barrels, resounding like iron drums, roll into the frame. Does the evocative scene from the film O Século (The Century) (2011), by Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata Machado, signal a revolution, or urban warfare? Maybe the street has been transformed into…

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