Ivan Cardoso (b. 1952)
H.O. 1979 (1979)
Oiticica’s ideas about the embodiment of colour and his intentions for the Parangolés are demonstrated in Ivan Cardoso’s film HO. This film presents original footage of Oiticica and his collaborators manipulating works including the Parangolés, showing how he intended them to be worn and displayed. Some of the most important members of the Brazilian avant-garde appear in Cardoso’s film, including singer Caetano Veloso, writers Waly Salomão and Ferreira Gullar, and the artist Lygia Clark. Also included are some of Oiticica’s friends from the Mangueira shanty town, whose participation is equally important to the life of the Parangolés.