Pedro Neves Marques: Toxic Environments

Pedro Neves Marques, The Virus of Nature and the Virus of Culture, research video still, 2018. Courtesy the artist.
Pedro Neves Marques, The Virus of Nature and the Virus of Culture, research video still, 2018. Courtesy the artist.
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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 poetry reading and a listening session based on a composition by London-based musician HAUT. The selected poems are part of an upcoming book Neves Marques is currently working on, titled Sex as Care and Other Viral Poems. The session will be followed by a 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.

This event is wheelchair accessible and disability friendly.

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).

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