Pedro Neves Marques

  1. Where to sit at the dinner table?, 35' film, HD video, spoken in English and Portuguese, dated 2012-13 (excerpt).

    Shot in Brazil and Portugal with the kind support of Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Spain, and Companhia das Culturas, Portugal. Directed and edited by Pedro Neves Marques, with the cast: Eglantina Monteira, Vítor de Andrade. Voice overs by: Ariana Couvinha, Gonçalo Gama Pinto, Pedro Simões, and Don Patterson. Sound by: Pedro Sousa. The music is by Terry Riley and Martinho da Vila, while the synth soundtrack is by Pedro Neves Marques based on indigenous folkore songs from the States of Maranhão and Amazonas. Many thanks to the cast, Mariana Silva, Eduardo Guerra, Margarida Mendes, Joana Escoval, Ana Luísa Bouza, João Ribeiro, Gonçalo Sena, Teatro Praga, Susana Pomba, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and Biblioteca Nacional do Rio de Janeiro.

    Where to sit at the dinner table? tells the tale of ecological energetics and the movement of economic subsumption found at its origins, from homeostasis to the necessity of growth, excess, and the continuous production of an outside. From time to time the story is interrupted by tales about the ritual of anthropophagy in Brazil in the early 16th century, an imaginary that builds the film's visuals, be it microfilms of 16th century books and etchings (André Thevet, Jean de Léry, or Hans Staden), or museological and graphic material from or about Amerindian socio-cosmologies.

    "Não tinhamos especulação./ We did not have speculation.
    Mas tinhamos adivinhação. / Yet we had divination.
    Tinhamos Política, que é a ciência da distribuição. / We had Politics, which is the science of distribution.
    E um sistema social-planetário." / And a social-planetary system.
    - Oswald de Andrade, in "Manifesto Antropófago".

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  2. By Pedro Neves Marques. 2012. 6' 25'', HD, no sound, color.

    This is a work answering back to the death of young Trayvon Martin in Florida, USA, but also to Facebook's IPO in the financial market and Mark Zuckerberg's by now iconic hoodie, events which opened and closed the Spring of 2012.

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  3. By Pedro Neves Marques. 2011-12.

    4', HD, no sound, b&w.

    A document of the ready-made artwork by the artist André Guedes, title Escolha ("Choose"), made in 2007. The artwork is composed of two chairs, one blue, another green, taken from the archives of the Portuguese insurance company Fidelidade-Mundial; two chairs that narrate the post-revolutionary history of Portugal. The blue color was chosen by the workers of the insurance company in the early 1980s via an internal census to be its official color. In the 2000s the company merged and hired an external marketing team to rebrand it, changing the company's color to its current green. This video documentary was shoot in a studio in black&white.

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  4. Pedro Neves Marques, 2013. 10' 20'', video, sound.

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  5. Where to sit at the dinner table?, 35' film, HD video, spoken in English and Portuguese, dated 2012-13 (excerpt).

    Shot in Brazil and Portugal with the kind support of Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Spain, and Companhia das Culturas, Portugal. Directed and edited by Pedro Neves Marques, with the cast: Eglantina Monteira, Vítor de Andrade. Voice overs by: Ariana Couvinha, Gonçalo Gama Pinto, Pedro Simões, and Don Patterson. Sound by: Pedro Sousa. The music is by Terry Riley and Martinho da Vila, while the synth soundtrack is by Pedro Neves Marques based on indigenous folkore songs from the States of Maranhão and Amazonas. Many thanks to the cast, Mariana Silva, Eduardo Guerra, Margarida Mendes, Joana Escoval, Ana Luísa Bouza, João Ribeiro, Gonçalo Sena, Teatro Praga, Susana Pomba, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and Biblioteca Nacional do Rio de Janeiro.

    Where to sit at the dinner table? tells the tale of ecological energetics and the movement of economic subsumption found at its origins, from homeostasis to the necessity of growth, excess, and the continuous production of an outside. From time to time the story is interrupted by tales about the ritual of anthropophagy in Brazil in the early 16th century, an imaginary that builds the film's visuals, be it microfilms of 16th century books and etchings (André Thevet, Jean de Léry, or Hans Staden), or museological and graphic material from or about Amerindian socio-cosmologies.

    "Não tinhamos especulação./ We did not have speculation.
    Mas tinhamos adivinhação. / Yet we had divination.
    Tinhamos Política, que é a ciência da distribuição. / We had Politics, which is the science of distribution.
    E um sistema social-planetário." / And a social-planetary system.

    - Oswald de Andrade, in "Manifesto Antropófago".

    This is a web preview clip with downsized resolution.

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