Synopsis & basic info

The film Living Art is an aesthetic ethnography of contemporary arts in Maputo, Mozambique. The protagonists of the film are seven young contemporary artists who work in the areas of dance, painting, sculpting, music and graffiti. The film establishes a sensorial dialogue between the artist and his/her art, giving the audience space to experience the sounds and environments, the colors and movements of the intimate moment that is artistic creation. The sensorial experience is enriched by analytical moments that explore a new understanding of the connection between the different practices. Divided into three chapters, the film accompanies the artists from their preparation until finalizing and presenting their works.

Through its sensorial-experimental approach Living Art sheds a new light on the ever growing contemporary art scene in Maputo, and contests the prevailing notion of “traditional African” art, which from the outside is still often perceived as the only “authentic” art production and main artistic output of the country.


Title: Living Art

Director: Tina Krüger

Year: 2017

Running time: 52 minutes


Production & shooting country: Mozambique

Aspect ratio: 16:9


Music: Jazz P, Shot B


Artists in appearance

David Aguacheiro


Edna Jaime

Idio Chichava

Jazz P

João Paulo Bias

Shot B