It’s not really a dream. Perhaps it is rather a matter of science fiction, allowing for different periods and forms of colonialism to merge and appear, simultaneously, before us.
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbonne (Portugal)
In opposition to this, the world is here considered as a system of social relations and contiguities between humans and non-
In short videos, film-
The sequence of ruptures between different worlds offered by these works culminates with the special significance of new biotechnological and computational agents. With regard to these, we remain infinitely alien, for we do not determine the place of enunciation concerning what it means to live with the enemy. Here, we remain unable to listen and understand a dialogue between an Amerindian android and transgenic corn—after all, to whom does humanity belong? There exists no dream or fiction capable of fully incorporating the coexistence of these different cosmologies—modern, animist, or technophilic—only the perception that they all simultaneously and ceaselessly take place in a ruptured world and that the position of enemy, more than nature or culture, draws its frontiers.
Exhibition curator : Pedro Lapa
Exhibition 19 May -
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Pedro Neves Marques, The Pudic Relation Between Machine and Plant, 2016. With the kind support of King's College Centre for Robotics Research.