Analivia Cordeiro. From Body to Code

A book with a turquoise cover against a white background.
Type of publication
Exhibition catalog, Monograph
Author / Editor
Claudia Gianetti (Ed.)
Publishing house, place
Hirmer Verlag , München

Since the early 1970s, Analivia Cordeiro (São Paulo, 1954) has continuously created an extensive transdisciplinary body of work that explores the relationships between audiovisual art and media, body and movement in space and time.

She is considered a pioneer of video art and computerised video dance and is one of the first artists in the world to programme computerised dance choreographies specifically designed for the video camera. Equally significant is her creation of a visual aesthetic that revolutionised the traditional languages of ballet and dance.

This book is the most complete compilation to date of Analivia Cordeiro's complete works since the 1970s, and includes her most important texts from 1973 to 2018, as well as introductory texts by Peter Weibel and Claudia Giannetti and historical and contemporary texts on her artistic productions from 1980 to 2020 by Mariola V. Alvarez, Jeanne Beaman, Maria Duschenes, Grace Hertlein, John Lansdown, Marcelo Leite, Arlindo Machado and Luiz Velho. The publication is rounded off by a selection of photographic portraits of the artist taken by the renowned Brazilian photographer Bob Wolfenson between 1987 and 2020.

Softcover, 21.5 x 27.5 cm, 400 pages, 470 illustrations
Production / Corporation / Exhibition
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe

CCCC (Centro del Carmen de Cultura Contemporánea) Valencia, Spain


Project management: Jens Lutz, Miriam Stürner (for the ZKM)
Design: Laura Meseguer, Lia Araújo (Barcelona, Spain)

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