Carlos Motta, Artist

SEPTEMBER 22, 2005 (2005)

Two-channel video


two-channel video, 2:40 min., video, color, sound

September 22, 2005  is a video, which takes place in a “street vendor evacuation action” by the Metropolitan Police of Saô Paolo, Brazil on September 22, 2005. Vendors reject the violent treatment incurred by the authorities, this lead them react and resist. In the video, two displaced vendors tell their opinion about this ongoing situation and lament having no rights or possibilities of working legally. They also question the local system’s “lack of democracy” in a country “where one wants to work and one can’t. One wants to be legal and one can’t”.