João Maria Gusmão And Pedro Paiva
6 March 2009 - 18 April 2009
Opening Reception 6 March 2009 7pm
Magnetic Resonance On Abissologic Experiments
Described as “poetic philosophical fiction,” João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva’s 16mm film installations explore pseudoscience through an odd alchemical compound: equal parts early silent cinema, archaeological dig, and late-60s land art. The films are often performative and though suggestive of narrative, ultimately revel in illogical and surprising feats. Gusmão and Paiva will represent Portugal at the 53rd Venice Biennale.
This exhibition is presented in partnership with the 22nd Images Festival, 2-11 April 2009. For information, please visit www.imagesfestival.com. The co-presenters wish to acknowledge Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon for their support of the exhibition.