Collection of works by Daniel Bruson ANIMATION DIRECTOR & GRAPHIC ARTIST ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
When the mighty Coletivo Cê invited me to create the visual promotional package for their new play Cunhãntã (roughly translated from Tupi, one of the main Brazilian native indigenous language, as “strong, warrior woman”), they wished my work would cause some interference in their deep and vortical creative process (and specially the two actresses’) and that this would come back to me, in a slightly larger, more direct exchange than what usually happens.
The project revolves around the feminine workers’ universe in a working-class neighborhood during the 20th century in Brazil, and is conducted by two actresses, who improvise at each presentation, mixing personal stories and sensations with impersonated characters based on real workers, and question their very circumstance as theatre workers and as women.
It was a very irrational and fast process, as there was no clear requests and it was done in a week’s frenzy. I mixed up pictures of the actresses with found images, trying to refer to working class and/or feminine struggles through cut outs and collage compositions. I was lucky my proposal was accepted immediately, and I think this was a very rewarding experience.