Luiza Prado de O. Martins: A Topography of Excesses
Blue Skies - Bodies in Trouble


Lecture: Luiza Prado de O. Martins Moderation: Fabian Saavedra-Lara

In her most recent artistic research, Luiza Prado de O. Martins investigates the technologies of birth control in relation to colonial processes in the production of race, gender and sexua­lity. She discusses to what extent the excesses attributed to marginalized social groups by eurocentric notions of the body, knowledge, sexuality and subjectivity are fundamentally tied to colonial acts of violence. In her project the artist proposes a reframing of history that subverts and rejects colonial narratives and proposes instead to nurture conversations about the medicalization of bodies, notions of ›radical care‹, the poetic dimensions of herbal remedies and a re­centering of indi­genous and folk knowledges.

In the framework of: Blue Skies – Bodies in Trouble (10. – 14.07.2019) 
The growing impact of technology on life as we know it brings changes to our bodies, our communities and the environment—what can we do? How can we understand and shape these changes collectively? ›Blue Skies‹ is a festival series conceived to run over several years that invites us to think together. The first edition took place at PACT from July 10 to July 14 under the title ›Bodies in Trouble‹ encompassing performances and contemporary art works, panels, discussions and workshops.

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