Venue: Black Box Belfast, Green Room
Date & Time: 22 January, 18.00pm
Tickets: £3.00 at door
In May 2012 the Forum for Alternative Belfast screened ‘A Vida É um Sopro’ (literally, ‘life is a blast’) as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, to celebrate the work of the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who at the age of 104 years was the last of the great modernist architects of his generation. Sadly, on the 5th December 2012, ten days before his 105th birthday, Oscar Niemeyer died in his native Brazil.
To acknowledge his passing, the Forum for Alternative Belfast are screening the film again on 22nd January 2013.
Declan Hill, director of Forum for Alternative Belfast, who visited Brazil in 2009 will introduce the film.
Barry Cullen, audiovisual artist and tutor at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queens University Belfast, was in Rio when Niemeyer died. Barry will introduce and play recordings of Belfast–based artists Phil Hession and Seamus Harahan singing in a building designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
With thanks to the British Council