When Are We Now? is an exhibition by Joen Vedel, held in Solo Shows in São Paulo (07.09.16 - 15.10.16). The exhibition is comprised of a series of collages, wall texts and live-edited films taking place over the course of the exhibition and performed during the opening hours of the gallery. When Are We Now? is a reflection on the present moment in all its messiness and on the difficulties in capturing this as it unfolds. Over the last couple of years, Vedel has travelled to places where uprisings have taken place, from Greece to Kurdistan and from São Paulo to Paris, documenting life under a permanent state of emergency. Over the course of the exhibition, Vedel will be gathering new material to add to his achieve and each Saturday perform a new version of the film. This film moves through different sites of revolt; from the recent past to the near-future; passing amongst fragments of conversations, traces of people and the spectacle of representation. Situated somewhere between a home video, a newsreel and a travelogue, this is a gesture toward a non-repeatable cinema, one open to improvisation, accidents, and the traces of lived experience.
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