Beyond the official discourse, there are other possible ways of understanding the 33rd Sao Paulo Biennial.
In this project, commissioned by the 33rd Biennial of São Paulo, I worked alongside artist Bruno Moreschi, programmer Bernardo Fontes, producer Nina Bamberg and designer Guilherme Falcão, to create alternative modes of comprehending the exhibition: Artificial Intelligence analysis of the Biennial’s images; audio guide tracks with the commentary of guards, exhibit technicians, and cleaning workers; Biennial text’s extensions; some unconventional recordings of the setup; recordings of the reactions of the public; etc.
Departing from four purposely broad questions: what is presence today? What do non-experts have to say? What reverberates? And what is left? - this project constitutes an alternative archive to that of the institution and investigated the stages of creation of the official discourse. Thus, future researchers will now have access to a material that reveals part of the functioning of the art system and that stimulates experimental research on the 33rd Biennial.
More informations on outra33.bienal.org.br/en/
For descriptions of the project, see: Bruno Moreschi’s artist talk and Conversation between Bruno Moreschi and assistant curator Laura Consendy. We also published a small booklet in the Biennial’s catalogue.
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