Over the last few years, my work developed around issues of public space, the relation between reality and fiction and the politics of participation, through a performative and often collective practice. In my work, space becomes text by finding common places present in language, gestures, routines and protocols that define a social choreography and activate mechanisms of recognition and self awareness when exposed. And text becomes space by developing platforms that invite the audience for engaging on a common process of learning/sharing, or in other words, choreographing/performing the social.
My methodology of work borrows knowledge from different areas in a non-hierarchical way. I build platforms for for specific target groups, treating the public sphere as a common laboratory and a place for participation and reciprocity to happen negotiating the necessary balance between keeping and sharing.
I’ve also initiated and have been involved in concept development and production of (interdisciplinary) artistic and educational programs, such as the Oblique International, which I initiated together with Patricia Pinheiro de Sousa in 2013, a Rotterdam based platform operating within the public sphere. Since 2012 I run my own studio where I collaborate with other art initiatives as an artistic director, cultural producer and advisor. I am also a board member at m/other voices Foundation.
S. Pedrosa
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