Analivia Cordeiro is a dancer, choreographer and architect from Brazil. Considered a pioneer in both video art and computer video dance, she has been developing since 1973 a continuous and intense transdisciplinary work exploring the relationships between body, movement, visual and audiovisual art as well as media art. With her innovative M3x3computer video dance from 1973, Analivia stands as the forerunner of video art in Latin America, paving the way for the first generation to explore the medium experimentally. She is also a world pioneer in programming an algorithm for video dance.
Between 1973 and 1976 Analivia Cordeiro produced four works M3x3 (1973), 0°<——>45° VERSION I (1974/1975), GESTURES (1975), and CAMBIANTES (1976) – all computer video dances. The 2022 Paramount Pictures film BABYLON, which centers around the landmark shift in cinema through the development of technology, features 0°<——>45° VERSION I in its finale sequence consisting of clips from some of the most historically relevant films from 1878 to 2009.
Her work has been globally exhibited at, among others, Chance and Control, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, 2018; Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA, Brooklyn Museum, New York USA, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, SP BRA; 35. International Film Festival, Jerusalem, Israel, 2018; Encoder Le Monde, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2018; Unforgettable Kicks, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018; Algoritmos Suaves, Valencia, Spain, 2018.
Her videos are part of major institutional collections such as Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; BEEP Award for Electronic Art, Madrid, Spain; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain; Museum of Concrete Art, Ingolstadt; Germany Museum of Contemporary Art of USP, Brazil.