Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Octávio Camargo - "Oral tradition: The Legacy of Hellenism in the Development of Neo-Latin Languages" (Lecture Series)

Lecture Series at Occidental College Begins Tonight
The Braun Room in the Main Library
1600 Campus Rd get map
Los Angeles, CA
Wed, Feb 2, 7pm

During his Los Angeles residency, Octávio Camargo, will offer four lectures in collaboration with Occidental College.

Tonight, the topic is "Oral tradition: The Legacy of Hellenism in the Development of Neo-Latin Languages." For more than 10 years, Octavio Cámargo has used different translations of the Iliad as a way to explore location and territory and reflect on contemporary speech about site-specificity. During this lecture, Camargo will present his experience of staging Homer in Brazil.

For future dates and topics, visit

Brazilian Video Screenings -- Every Friday night in February
at Outpost HQ
7 - 10 pm; People are free to come and go as they please.

As a special component to his Los Angeles residency, which is establishing a platform for exchange between the U.S. and Brazil, Octávio Camargo will host a series of screenings each Friday evening in February at Outpost HQ to share an archive of Brazilian videos entitled Shared Circuits/ Circuitos Compartilhados, collected and organized by Brazilian curator, Goto. The archive spans from the years 1970 to 2007 and consists of 34 DVDs.

Visitors will be asked to help select the videos screened.

To reference the archive, visit

These programs are being offered through Outpost for Contemporary Art's residency program in collaboration with Occidental College. Curitiba-based, Brazilian artist, composer and theatre director, Octávio Camargo, is in residence from January 14 - March 4, 2011

Octávio Camargo's collaborative practice incorporates site specificity, social art and urban interventionism, with interdisciplinary activities in the fields of theatre, poetry and musical composition. He has taught Aesthetics and Harmony at the University of Arts in Parana (EMBAP), Brazil, since 1992. Camargo also collaborates with errantbodies press - as a writer and co-editor of the Surface Tension series with Ken Ehrlich (Los Angeles) and Brandon Labelle (Copenhagen).

SUPPORT: This residency and its related public programs are made possible with support from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, The University of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná, The National Performance Network, the Cultural Foundation of Curitiba. Curitiba's Oficina de Musica, and Occidental College.

For more information about Outpost and its programs, email or visit

Outpost's headquarters are located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Outpost HQ is open Wednesday - Saturday from 12-4pm.
1268 N. Ave 50 Los Angeles, CA 90042
office (323) 982-9461

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