The world’s political moment is fragile. In Brazil, political tensions and civil protests have increased. PIPA Prize 2010 Finalist Cinthia Marcelle and filmmaker Tiago Mata Machado, longtime collaborators, capture this gradual breakdown when it comes to social contracts while also speculating about the revolutionary potential of everyday life. In “Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata Machado: Divine Violence”, exhibition that starts this Friday, September 8th, at the Logan Center Exhibitions, the duo reflects on violence as a means to undercut the forces of law, power and capital.
The exhibition presents a dynamic installation composed by a series of moving image works. The earliest work in the show, “Black Hole” (2008) offers subtle commentary on the shifting dynamics between individuals and opposing positions. In “The Century” (2011) and “One Way Street” (2013), the artists provide different viewpoints on a shared event – a street protest. Together, these two works function as an anatomy of a protest, deconstructing its actions and impact on civic space. Yet, no information is given on the underlying cause of such an event, highlighting the spontaneous and often unwieldy process that leads to a complete breakdown of social order.
As part of the program, in the opening day, the Logan Center Exhibitions will invites the public for an artist tour with Cinthia Marcelle, followed by a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition.
“Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata Machado: Divine Violence”, featuring Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata Machado
On view from September 8th through October 29th, 2017
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