Pedro Neves Marques: Toxic EnvironmentsPerformance Thu 4 Apr, 6.30pm–8pm
Pedro Neves Marques’ literary and moving image work ranges from fictional dramas to essays and exploratory video and documentary reporting that addresses clashes among competing anthropologies and images of nature, technology, and gender. Responding to Brazil’s increasing rise of conservative political forces, the artist uses film, poetry, and science fiction as a tool to examine the history of colonisation as well as the possibility of non-Western futures. Join us for a spoken-word performance and conversation with the artist.
This event brings together artistic practices dealing with the colonial legacies of modernism and its interrelated ecological-climatic dynamics in Brazil, favouring political openness as lens to examine its present. Part of On Translations.
Pedro Neves Marques will be exhibiting at Gasworks, 11 Apr–16 Jun.
Free. Booking recommended.
Pedro Neves Marques is an artist, filmmaker, and writer living and working in New York. Recent exhibitions and screenings of his work include Pérez Art Museum of Miami, e-flux, Anthology Film Archives, Museu Coleção Berardo, Jeu de Paume, Kadist Art Foundation Paris, Tate Modern, among others. He is the author of the anthology on Brazilian Antropofagia, The Forest and the School: Where to Sit at the Dinner Table? (2015), and the author of two short-story collections. Together with artist Mariana Silva he is the founder of inhabitants, an online channel for exploratory video and documentary reporting (www.inhabitants-tv.org).