Frente 3 de Fevereiro|
(São Paolo, Brazil, 2004)
Frente 3 de Fevereiro is a collective founded in 2004 following the murder of Flavio Sant’Ana, a young black student, by São Paulo police. Based in São Paulo, the group comprises 21 members involved in the arts, academia and other fields. They use research and forms of direct action to call attention to various racial issues, tensions and stories in Brazil and around the world. Their transdisciplinary approach mainly focuses on forms of urban intervention, music and documentary media.
In 2007, the group launched three projects under the title of Zumbi Somos Nos (We Are Zumbi). They included a documentary film, a music album and the book Zumbi Somos Nos: Cartografía del Racismo para el Joven Urbano (We Are Zumbi: Cartography of Racism for Urban Youth). The group has been involved in international actions, exhibitions and research, among them: Collective Creativity, at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany; MDE11 in Medellín, Colombia; Goethe-Institute in São Paulo and Buenos Aires, and a number of other institutions in São Paulo and Brazil.
In this interview, artist and writer Rodrigo Martí interviews Daniel Lima, a member of Frente 3 de Fevereiro, on the formation of the group, its approach to collective work and the development of several of Frente's projects.