Iury Salustiano Trojaborg
Malmö Gallery Weekend 2023

Iury Salustiano Trojaborg, Voinha’s Backyard (Quintal de Voinha), 2023, video work, video length: 13:13 min

Opening hours: Friday: 18:00-22:00, Saturday-Sunday, 12:00-16:00. Location: Research Platform/Seminar Room
Artist talk & fika: Saturday, 23 September, at 14:00. A talk between C. Grace Chang and Iury Salustiano Trojaborg, location: Café/Research Platform

To my maternal grandmother Voinha, whose love kept me alive throughout the years.

“In December 2022 I went back to my maternal grandmother Voinha’s first address in Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, the same place where we had last met in September 2018, when I recorded an interview to investigate the reasons behind her decision to leave Belém in 1945. Voinha passed away on March 2022, two months after I migrated to Malmö to start my doctoral studies, where this unpredictably became a central focus of my research. This short documentary feature is a search for Voinha’s presence and a way of communicating with her by listening to the environment that once was her home. This attempt to establish an ancestral exchange is based on the knowledge of the soil, of the flora, of the wind and of one particular memorabilia: Voinha’s ever-present sewing machine.”

This film is part of my doctoral research project conducted at Agenda 2030 Graduate School at Lund University and at Malmö Theatre Academy. Entitled “On Ancestrality and Regeneration: Performing Decolonial Journeys”, it poses the following question: How effective is it to tackle the concept of sustainability within the European performing arts context, without also dealing with the burden of Europe’s colonial past, focusing on narratives produced in the in-between spaces?

Concept: Iury Salustiano Trojaborg
Director: Iury Salustiano Trojaborg and Hilnando Mendes
Video Editor: Hilnando Mendes
Director of Photography: Lucas Vaz
Sound Editor: Josef Pils
Music: Thiago Samambaia

Thanks to:
Ulrik Trojaborg
Neida Leite
Neide Salustiano
Naíza Salustiano
Cleonice Malheiro
Lilia Maria Vicentin

Interview with Voinha, September 15th, 2018, Nova Iguaçu, Brazil.
Excerpt “Sewing Indeed Changed my Life”
Concept: Iury Salustiano Trojaborg
Director: Iury Salustiano Trojaborg and Christian Caselli
Editor: Christian Caselli
Camera: Ulrik Trojaborg

Photo credits: Hilnando Mendes

Read more about Iury as PhD student working at IAC here.

Read more about Agenda 2030 Graduate School at Lund University – sustainability.lu.se

Learn more about PhD education at the Malmö Theatre Academy, by visiting the following website – thm.lu.se

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Event dates
22 September, 18:00
23 September, 12:00
23 September, 14:00
24 September, 12:00