During The Beholder exhibition, between October 23-29 2017, SomoS presents Pedro Ferreira’s film “EROSION” as part of an installation/performance he conceived for this group show.
15 min. Super8 live cinema performance, 2017
“The obscenity itself burns and consumes its object.” – Jean Baudrillard
Erotic, arousing, vision, illusion, destruction. The filmstrip as naked skin is aroused by touch. A blast of colorful visual stimulation subverts the viewer’s voyeuristic expectations and desires. The woman’s fetishized representation is destroyed, to evoke a playful take on the production, proliferation and consumption of pornographic moving images. Decayed images confront the viewer, distort and erase what has been made explicit to be seen. The film suggests to consider the nature of moving images. It gives a tactile sensorial impression through different manipulations on the filmstrip such as scratches and punctures; ephemeral graphic shapes delineate the close view of the actress’s naked body. The pictorial representation blends conflicting photographic and painterly imagery and disrupts the film materiality, while the lo-fi and obsolete quality of the image creates a contrast with the hi-tech and sharp realistic images and other virtual representations the mainstream porn industry produces. Erosion is a critical take on the manufacturing and consumption of pornographic images mediated through a diverse range of media – media and devices that will be discarded by tomorrow.
Monday, October 23 2017, 6:40-7pm
Tuesday, October 24 2017, 4-5:30pm, Ainsley Tharp and Pedro Ferreira, “After All These Years/Erosion”, video/Super8-assisted dance performance cooperation
Thursday, October 26 2017, Ainsley Tharp and Pedro Ferreira, “After All These Years/Erosion”, video/Super8-assisted dance performance cooperation
Sunday, October 28 2017, 4-5:30pm Ainsley Tharp and Pedro Ferreira, “After All These Years/Erosion”, video/Super8-assisted dance performance cooperation