Art, Audiovisual and Design: an experience

  • Aldo Victorio Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  • Teresinha Vilela Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  • Marcos Steagall  (Translator) Auckland University of Technology
Keywords: Art, Education, Audio-visual, Design, Skate


This work aims to share part of a research carried out in a public school that brought art, school and university closer together. The research aimed to understand the interests of students in the Final Stages of Youth and Adult Education (EJA) and was carried out at the Municipal Expeditionary Aquino de Araújo School, in Duque de Caxias, state of Rio de Janeiro. The audiovisual production comes from the school's partnership with the Audiovisual Resources Laboratory of the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Campus Duque de Caxias, Faculty of Education of Baixada Fluminense (LABORAV-UERJ/FEBF). Students, collaborators, go from protagonists to directors and editors of their own productions. In this way, we try to enhance the interests of students who are often invisible. The research gave us the opportunity to get to know in more detail various interests of the students who, along the way, converged mainly on the culture of Skate and Hip Hop. At school, not only skateboarding was present in the classroom, but also skateboarding images, on shirt prints, on the covers of some notebooks. In the pre-investigative period of the project, Mauricio Silva had drawn the letters “R” and “C” on a project for a shirt, an activity that we propose, as an art teacher at the school. Then I met Mauricio Silva with his skater friends, exposing the “Ratarius” brand, that “R” that he drew in his shirt project. This meeting took place at the Meeting of Favelas (MOF) which was recorded in Video 1-MoF2014 Cultura e Imagem Fora das Paredes da Escola Ana Mae Barbosa (2015) presents the image as a research narrative. Video 1 was a moment in the research, in which image/writing overflowed beyond paper and videos began to be part of the research methodology as well. We rely on Arts Based Research (PBA) with a/r/tography. Prior to any public presentation of Video 1, students and former students, Mauricio Silva, Thiago Marques, Anthony Oliveira and Raphael Santos were invited to watch Video 1 together on LABORAV, resulting in Video 6 ( with their reactions and comments to the event. see -. Afterwards, from this moment on, the other seven videos were produced with their direct collaboration, getting the invitation to watch. And we are celebrating the approval (October/2021) of the Licentiate Course in Cinema and Audiovisual for the Baixada Fluminense Education Faculty Unit of the State University of Rio de Janeiro, the place that made our research possible.