EHC SPECIAL EVENT: YWY, THE ANDROID

VIDEO SCREENING AND CONVERSATION WITH PEDRO NEVES MARQUES

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13th

17.00-18:00 CET

Environmental Humanities Center (CLUE+) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam online event
please register below to receive the ZOOM link

17:00-17:05: Welcome, Prof. dr. Katja Kwastek, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
17:05-17:15: Screening of video “YWY, the Android” (2017, 7min 40sec)
17:15-17:35: Lecture by Pedro Neves Marques, artist, filmmaker, and writer
17:35-18:00: Q&A

On the occasion of their solo exhibition at 1646 in The Hague, artist and filmmaker Pedro Neves Marques will screen their work “YWY, the Android”, followed by a lecture and Q&A. In the video, set in a present-future, YWY, an indigenous android, talks with a GMO corn crop in the agricultural interior of Brazil. In a moment of intimacy, the woman, whom we come to understand is a field worker, and the plants talk about bodily rights, infertility, labor and monocrops. The film is part of a series of films and artworks starring actress Zahy Guajajara as YWY, which started with the short film “Exterminator Seed” in 2017 and will continue to be developed throughout 2021.

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